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10-05-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 47
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
10-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 47
Posted By alcjphil

I made that mistake once with a steel suspension...

I made that mistake once with a steel suspension fork steerer. Took a fair bit of work with a file to carefully remove that bulge
10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 788
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...
10-03-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By alcjphil

If the bike has vertical rear dropouts conversion...

If the bike has vertical rear dropouts conversion to single speed will be a big challenge
10-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By alcjphil

Seattle looks great, however Montreal,...

Seattle looks great, however Montreal, considering our much more severe winters does at least as well. Mostly because of this guy and the people he worked with:...
10-02-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 698
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
10-02-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 698
Posted By alcjphil

But what a great looking coffin. I want one. It...

But what a great looking coffin. I want one. It looks like a giant blue you know what
10-02-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 698
Posted By alcjphil

From the OP: "Is there anything I’m forgetting?...

From the OP:
"Is there anything I’m forgetting? Any suggestions? I’m all ears. I’m very serious about this vehicle and need to build something that’s safe, will last me a couple years, will get me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 773
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By alcjphil

One thing to keep in mind when dealing with...

One thing to keep in mind when dealing with frequency of flats is the element of chance. The last puncture I had with road tubeless was riding over an industrial staple. No tire, no matter how tough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 773
Posted By alcjphil

Well, Larry did say that this was written by...

Well, Larry did say that this was written by someone else and that he was quoting them. Still, good job Larry
10-02-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,041
Posted By alcjphil

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Bought this early this year. Have been having a great time riding it this past...
10-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By alcjphil

What make and model derailleur? With that...

What make and model derailleur? With that information it would be possible to find picture of it
09-30-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By alcjphil

"cassette wobble" When does it happen? if you...

"cassette wobble" When does it happen? if you have a repair stand can you see if the cassette wobbles only while you are coasting or also while when you are pedaling. Take the wheel off the bike and...
09-30-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By alcjphil

It is true that it is a contentious subject, no...

It is true that it is a contentious subject, no question. However I felt duty bound to call out an untrue statement. Properly set up, tubeless tires of any sort hold air almost as well as a standard...
09-30-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By alcjphil

The thing that stands out for me is the claw type...

The thing that stands out for me is the claw type rear derailleur on a bike that otherwise looks to be decent quality
09-30-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By alcjphil

[/list] Not true The tubeless tires on my...

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Not true
The tubeless tires on my gravel bike hold air for weeks
I know they are tubeless because I converted them myself.
Tubeless tires on my road bike take about 3 days before they...
09-29-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By alcjphil

Some stuff here. IT is very nice to have new...

Some stuff here. IT is very nice to have new members who are not afraid of a bit of good natured ribbing. Often we get new members who take offence at the slightest reply that is often done with no...
09-29-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 395
Posted By alcjphil

I get it. The top of that seat post has an...

I get it. The top of that seat post has an elegant appearance. However, if is well and truly stuck you may have to sacrifice it in order to save the rest of this bike. Penetrating lubricants can...
09-29-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 420
Posted By alcjphil

I don't want to project here. Handlebar style is...

I don't want to project here. Handlebar style is just as controversial here as chain lube/cleaning and saddle choice. My guide is to hang my hands by my side and look at the orientation of my hands...
09-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,351
Posted By alcjphil

This is where I have a problem. I recently was...

This is where I have a problem. I recently was defrauded through my Amazon account. I had a Canadian account and some F***** hacked in and opened a US account and ordered 3 expensive Garmin...
09-27-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By alcjphil

I sincerely hope that you are not serious about...

I sincerely hope that you are not serious about this. I love this sort of flamboyant colour scheme. I have a Look 481SL Jalabert edition and it also sports a similar but a bit more subdued style. I...
09-27-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By alcjphil

Perhaps you could provide more information about...

Perhaps you could provide more information about your bike, make, model, age. It is very difficult to diagnose a problem without knowing what sort of bike you have
09-27-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,351
Posted By alcjphil

I am Canadian, so US stores are off the table....

I am Canadian, so US stores are off the table. One of my favourites is XXcycle located in Toulouse France
09-26-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

Agree. As usual a very good explanation of those...

Agree. As usual a very good explanation of those times. Indexing introduces all kinds of compatibility issues if parts are not designed to work together. Friction shifting is much more forgiving if...
09-26-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

The Raleigh Professional that I bought new in...

The Raleigh Professional that I bought new in 1973 had a 6 speed freewheel, fairly rare at the time. The Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleur handled the extra cog with no trouble. Later on I upgraded...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By alcjphil

I have been using a Miche 12-29 10 speed cassette...

I have been using a Miche 12-29 10 speed cassette on one of my bikes for a couple of years. The shifting is very good, however I must confess that my components are Campgnolo Chorus. The cassette is...
09-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By alcjphil

I would say that it is a spot of luck that you...

I would say that it is a spot of luck that you found those cranks, they were not all that common back in the square taper days. Hope that you win the auction at a reasonable price. Those should bolt...
09-24-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By alcjphil

Good suggestions depend on information you...

Good suggestions depend on information you provide. Please, look at the other replies. I am trying to help you. Most of the other replies are mocking you
09-24-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

Come on. The OP is new here and is asking an...

Come on. The OP is new here and is asking an honest question. We need to just chill and cut them them some slack.
09-24-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By alcjphil

Huh! I have no idea what might appeal to you. I...

Huh! I have no idea what might appeal to you. I am very sorry but I sincerely have no idea about what you like and also no idea about what your current bike looks like. Post a couple of good pictures...
09-24-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

As a new member you will not be able to upload...

As a new member you will not be able to upload photos until you have 10 posts. You will however be able to create a photo album to which you can upload photos where older members can examine them....
09-24-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

That bike did not come with any specific pedals,...

That bike did not come with any specific pedals, so what it has now is whatever the previous owner installed on it. Without a description or a photo, these pedals could be any one of dozens of...
09-24-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By alcjphil

One of my bikes was refitted with a 12 - 29 10...

One of my bikes was refitted with a 12 - 29 10 speed cassette and an 11 speed Chorus 50 34 compact Ultra Torque crank to replace the 52 39 10 speed Ultra torque crank that I had before. Not sure if...
09-23-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By alcjphil

Just a thought: Remove the brake cables and see...

Just a thought: Remove the brake cables and see how much effort is needed to operate the levers with no cable attached. Worn brake cables can make a brake lever feel stiff
09-23-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By alcjphil

To complete the headset buy a complete headset

To complete the headset buy a complete headset
09-23-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, I missed the freewheel part mainly because...

Sorry, I missed the freewheel part mainly because freewheels with 11 tooth small cogs are very rare
As well, 11 tooth cogs wear out very quickly if used most of the time
09-23-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

Another question is what shifter you will use...

Another question is what shifter you will use with that derailleur
09-23-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

Did you install a locking designed for an 11...

Did you install a locking designed for an 11 tooth cog? If you reused the old one from the old cassette that could cause skipping
09-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By alcjphil

My Campagnolo Shamal 2way fit wheels don't need...

My Campagnolo Shamal 2way fit wheels don't need tape. Fulcrum also uses the same technology
09-20-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
Posted By alcjphil

I think that it about time to close this thread

I think that it about time to close this thread
09-20-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

Of course, I can't see the conditions you ride...

Of course, I can't see the conditions you ride in. The area where we mountain bike locally has some very difficult single track. There is one trail that we have named "rocky road", another that we...
09-20-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe, at 130 pounds you should adjust your tire...

Maybe, at 130 pounds you should adjust your tire pressure a bit lower, at least off road. You really are a flyweight. I am a great believer in doing the best you can do with what you have before...
09-20-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

I forgot to ask how much you weigh. I weigh about...

I forgot to ask how much you weigh. I weigh about 155 pounds. If you are used to mountain biking, the narrower tires on your hybrid may feel unstable. I know that my gravel bike cannot compare to my...
09-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

Thanks for the great details in your post, very...

Thanks for the great details in your post, very helpful. I have to ask, what tire pressure do you run in your current tires? I ask, because I set my 700 x 45 gravel bike tires at about 35 psi and...
09-20-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,034
Posted By alcjphil

OK, all this tells me that you should be using a...

OK, all this tells me that you should be using a hydraulic disc brake which self adjust. Mechanical disc brakes have to be kept properly adjusted. There is no way around this. If the constraints of...
09-20-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By alcjphil

I would be hard pressed to choose if I were not a...

I would be hard pressed to choose if I were not a long time user of clipless pedals. Back when I started, the only Shimano road pedals on the market were Look clones manufactured under license. So, I...
09-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By alcjphil

Traded? Not really a thing in professional...

Traded? Not really a thing in professional cycling. Ineos wanted him to take a big salary reduction so he looked elsewhere
09-20-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By alcjphil

Those early Look pedals were no lightweights...

Those early Look pedals were no lightweights either
09-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,189
Posted By alcjphil

Well, to my mind a 30 tooth small ring and only a...

Well, to my mind a 30 tooth small ring and only a 25 tooth big cog, the gearing isn't all that low especially for a triple setup. A larger cassette would be helpful depending on the capacity of the...
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