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12-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By alcjphil

There is a very good reason why Tiagra 4600 and...

There is a very good reason why Tiagra 4600 and 4700 groups use a different pull ratio and it mostly has to do with shift cable routing under the bar tape. When Shimano first introduced this type of...
12-03-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By alcjphil

There are plenty of carbon forks out there that...

There are plenty of carbon forks out there that have carbon dropouts. I own 2 Look bikes that have forks with carbon dropouts. What happens with a fork with conventional quick releases and disc...
12-01-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By alcjphil

I very much doubt that any experienced person in...

I very much doubt that any experienced person in this forum has not heard of Shedon Brown. In the days when I commuted to work on a mountain bike I simply installed 1.5" wide tires on the wheels that...
11-30-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By alcjphil

From what I hear from the surgeon who replaced my...

From what I hear from the surgeon who replaced my hip years ago, knee replacements are much more difficult to recover from. After my hip replacement I was walking pretty well within a week
11-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By alcjphil

Don't forget the numerous Canadian members

Don't forget the numerous Canadian members
11-29-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,889
Posted By alcjphil

A few years ago, our club hosted and organized a...

A few years ago, our club hosted and organized a 40 km individual time trial. The age category that had the most riders doing the 40 km in under 1 hour was the 50-59 age group
11-28-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By alcjphil

This is the question that needs to be answered....

This is the question that needs to be answered. What happened to the original wheel and why do you think that you needed a different wheel to run narrower tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By alcjphil

Sadly, they are not all 2Way Fit. I have a 10...

Sadly, they are not all 2Way Fit. I have a 10 year old set of Shamal 2Way Fit wheels and they have been great. However, most Fulcrum wheels do not require rim tape since there are no spoke holes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,188
Posted By alcjphil

I had been using KMC 10 speed chains for several...

I had been using KMC 10 speed chains for several years. Last year I installed a Wipperman chain on one of my road bikes. It is significantly quieter than the KMC chain was, and I didn't find the KMC...
11-18-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By alcjphil

one thing to keep in mind is inflation. I bought...

one thing to keep in mind is inflation. I bought a Raleigh Professional in 1973 for about $500. a bike of similar quality today would cost 10 times as much. Keep that in mind when you worry about the...
11-17-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 742
Posted By alcjphil

One little trick that I learned years ago is to...

One little trick that I learned years ago is to wrap a piece of paper towel over your toes before inserting them into your shoes, Sounds silly I know, but in temperatures where they would be freezing...
11-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By alcjphil

Interesting how your opinions can change when you...

Interesting how your opinions can change when you have done a bit of background research. Too bad about the colour of your wife's bike, but black isn't really all that unpleasant, perhaps some...
11-16-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By alcjphil

The fork in the picture needs a crown race so...

The fork in the picture needs a crown race so that the bearing will fit properly
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By alcjphil

I looked up pictures of a Roadmaster Nimble...

I looked up pictures of a Roadmaster Nimble online. It appears to be a department store level 3 speed bicycle worth at most $100 if in showroom condition
11-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By alcjphil

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in...

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in the bicycle universe. NEVER buy a bicycle tire unlesss they provide the ETRTO size and it corresponds the the ETRTO size on the tire on your bike...
11-11-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,320
Posted By alcjphil

My experience with frame materials: Steel frames,...

My experience with frame materials: Steel frames, the most comfortable and least comfortable frames were steel with several in between. Aluminum mountain bike frame: broke 2 main triangles and one...
11-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

look carefully at the diagram in post #4. The...

look carefully at the diagram in post #4. The compression ring is very important as is the crown race. If either is missing you will never be able to adjust your headset properly
11-04-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,418
Posted By alcjphil

You are correct, but there have been cassette/...

You are correct, but there have been cassette/ freewheel cogs that have used aluminum alloy big cogs to save weight. The larger the big cog the slower it wears out considering how seldom it is used....
11-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 786
Posted By alcjphil

Don't be surprised if your cassette also needs to...

Don't be surprised if your cassette also needs to be replaced
10-30-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By alcjphil

Just a wild guess, but is it possible that the...

Just a wild guess, but is it possible that the spring that normally moves the cage inward has broken?
10-28-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,890
Posted By alcjphil

You know what? There are as many reasons as there...

You know what? There are as many reasons as there are cyclists who shave their legs. Me? I am 72 years old and have very little leg hair. I stopped racing years ago. As an older person my skin is...
10-26-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By alcjphil

Schwalbe always provides complete information...

Schwalbe always provides complete information about inner tube compatibility on the packaging of their products. It is what they do. I worked for a company that distributed Schwalbe products. The ISO...
10-26-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By alcjphil

You don't mince words, but I have to say that you...

You don't mince words, but I have to say that you are correct. If a brand new bike doesn't have the quite small braking power needed to lock up a rear wheel there is something seriously wrong. Brake...
10-23-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By alcjphil

Attitude? No. Ability? Yes. My only change is...

Attitude? No. Ability? Yes. My only change is accepting that stuff I used to be able to do will never happen again. But then again, there are still moments of pure pleasure. Today, I was riding along...
10-23-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 978
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here is an example of a set of aero levers on my Limongi which could be used in...
10-22-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on the tooth count of the cassette. An...

Depends on the tooth count of the cassette. An 11-34 cassette will require a 1.85 mm cassette. Cassettes with smaller tooth counts don't
10-20-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By alcjphil

Well, I was warned that this was going to be a...

Well, I was warned that this was going to be a useless thread
I have not been disappointed
Or surprised.
10-20-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,337
Posted By alcjphil

I get it. The difference between inner tubes...

I get it. The difference between inner tubes sealing and tubeless/tubeless tubular tires sealing well, especially at high road pressures lies in the interface between the layer where the high...
10-20-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 773
Posted By alcjphil

I remember years ago watching a stage of the Tour...

I remember years ago watching a stage of the Tour de France during which Thor Hushovd won 2 mountain stages. He was World Champion that year and on his way to winning the green jersey. On one of the...
10-20-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,544
Posted By alcjphil

I saw them. It would be useful to have screen...

I saw them. It would be useful to have screen shots of the titles of those threads to show new members who complain about the current rules limiting new members to 5 posts a day and no pictures or...
10-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,687
Posted By alcjphil

Sadly, I have had so few flats in the last 10...

Sadly, I have had so few flats in the last 10 years that I have forgotten almost everything I ever learned about patching inner tubes in my earlier life. One thing I do remember is usually applying a...
10-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,130
Posted By alcjphil

I am just going to chime in here. All the photos...

I am just going to chime in here. All the photos I have seen of this bike are of this bike upside down and the only photo of this setup where the quick release is visible is in the open position....
10-14-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,376
Posted By alcjphil

I don't think so but J P Ryffranck was one of...

I don't think so but J P Ryffranck was one of several custom frame builders operating in Quebec at the time. His bikes are highly prized by collectors here. I have a beautiful Limongi built in Trois...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By alcjphil

If you take a look at the photos, the bike...

If you take a look at the photos, the bike already has a fairly short stem. Much shorter and steering could start to become twitchy
I would say that it is an indication that this bike is too big for...
10-13-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By alcjphil

Socks too long, jerseys too short, shorts too...

Socks too long, jerseys too short, shorts too long in the leg and jerseys with sleeves too long. I may have missed something else in these threads, but please, things change over time.
10-13-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on the situation. Personally, on a long...

Depends on the situation. Personally, on a long trip I would want my bikes inside my car protected from weather. If you have to do a thousand mile drive in torrential rain with your bike strapped to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By alcjphil

My take is that a 57 cm in this model will be too...

My take is that a 57 cm in this model will be too big for you. Check the geometry chart, they claim that a 57 cm would be suitable for someone 4.5 inches taller than you.
10-09-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By alcjphil

You know what? Had you provided this information...

You know what? Had you provided this information from the start many of the snarky replies might never have happened. People assume because they have inadequate information from the beginning
10-09-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By alcjphil

OP's bike has V brakes which pivot below the...

OP's bike has V brakes which pivot below the brake track
10-07-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By alcjphil

Good point. Makes me reluctant to fly to the US...

Good point. Makes me reluctant to fly to the US with my bike and have to go through that process on my way home.
10-07-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,234
Posted By alcjphil

OK I am as a Canadian pretty much as anti Trump...

OK I am as a Canadian pretty much as anti Trump as the next guy, but I don't see any problem with anyone having pro Trump slogans written on their bike. It is their right to do so in a country where...
10-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

For me, often the start of a ride is the worst,...

For me, often the start of a ride is the worst, especially if I sort of forced myself out because I felt I had too. However, after 50+ years as a cyclist, I well know that the longer I keep going the...
10-07-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By alcjphil

I find this thread very interesting. Airport...

I find this thread very interesting. Airport procedures in Canada seem to be very different than those in the US. Here, we have to take oversize baggage to the scanning/inspection area where the...
10-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By alcjphil

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and...

Upgrading to alloy rims is a huge improvement and it isn't only about weight. In wet conditions alloy rims will still provide decent braking. Steel rims, on the other hand, pretty much provide zero...
10-07-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By alcjphil

Rim diameter, there are as I said at least 6...

Rim diameter, there are as I said at least 6 different rim diameters of 26" wheels. I provided a link which explains this
Carbon rim brake wheels for mountain bikes isn't a thing. By the time carbon...
10-07-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By alcjphil

Which 26" wheel size are you asking about? There...

Which 26" wheel size are you asking about? There are at least 6
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tyre-sizing.html
10-05-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By alcjphil

It it always best at first to cut the steer tube...

It it always best at first to cut the steer tube too long and use extra spacers until you dial in your fit. You can take it off, but you can't put it back if you make a mistake
10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,278
Posted By alcjphil

Not new to me. That first person was warning the...

Not new to me. That first person was warning the people behind her there was a bike approaching from the opposite direction and to make sure they didn't veer into your path. In the club I belong to...
10-02-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 977
Posted By alcjphil

Thank you for including that. It pretty much puts...

Thank you for including that. It pretty much puts to rest the notion that the OP is a troll. Let's treat her with some dignity and give useful suggestions that will protect her from bad decisions
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,014
Posted By alcjphil

An addition. You are coming back to cycling after...

An addition. You are coming back to cycling after a hiatus but never having ridden in a group before. One thing you should make sure of is that you are self sufficient if you have a problem. Be sure...
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