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09-27-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 542
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: 417
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: 6
Views: 80
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: 37
Views: 542
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: 11
Views: 156
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: 11
Views: 156
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: 21
Views: 651
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: 31
Views: 518
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: 32
Views: 618
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: 11
Views: 252
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: 32
Views: 618
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: 11
Views: 252
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: 11
Views: 252
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: 31
Views: 518
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: 586
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: 417
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: 187
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: 11
Views: 156
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: 187
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: 167
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: 1,134
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: 24
Views: 379
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: 24
Views: 379
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: 24
Views: 379
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: 24
Views: 379
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: 40
Views: 903
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: 10
Views: 254
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: 17
Views: 326
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: 346
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: 1,134
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...
09-18-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,842
Posted By alcjphil

I get it. But give the OP extra points for...

I get it. But give the OP extra points for persistence. I am a stubborn SOB but this is at another level
09-18-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By alcjphil

I am going to give an anecdote: Years ago I did...

I am going to give an anecdote: Years ago I did an exceptional bike event, the Rideau Lakes bike tour It is a 2 day event that involved an out and back 180 km per day ride. The first day, going west...
09-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By alcjphil

Thank you very much for the additional...

Thank you very much for the additional information. It is very useful. The Cervelo P2c is very much a bike designed for competition, whether individual time trials or triathlons. You say that you...
09-18-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By alcjphil

This is true. The tubeless versions of any tire...

This is true. The tubeless versions of any tire have a thicker carcass than the tube type versions. They are heavier as well. If used with a tube, a road tubeless tire will have a harsher ride...
09-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By alcjphil

This is true, but very rare for a 5 speed...

This is true, but very rare for a 5 speed freewheel. I have a Limongi that currently has a 12-26 Sachs Aris 7 speed freewheel and have owned numerous 6 speed freewheels with 13 tooth small cogs. 14...
09-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By alcjphil

If you are asking about bike mechanics there is a...

If you are asking about bike mechanics there is a specific sub forum for that. That is not to say that you won't get some good answers here, but you may get more in the bike mechanics sub forum. You...
09-18-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By alcjphil

I like the Cannondale water bottle holder in...

I like the Cannondale water bottle holder in photo #3. Those things were great on bikes without water bottle bosses although I don't know how well it would hold the bottle on the seat tube. I had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By alcjphil

This is probably the reason for the switch. The...

This is probably the reason for the switch. The shop itself would be unlikely to switch the crank, it's too much work for very little profit. When bikes arrive at a shop, most components are already...
09-17-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By alcjphil

I agree, I think that the OP is pretty vague...

I agree, I think that the OP is pretty vague about the actual failures they have encountered with shifting and how they happened. Bike dealers can sometimes be quite conciliatory to customers if they...
09-17-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By alcjphil

All of this is great advice and totally valid....

All of this is great advice and totally valid. However for a TT bike I would wonder if the effort is in any way going to offer any meaningful reward. Most time trials are over relatively flat or...
09-17-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By alcjphil

I am sorry, I almost always totally agree with...

I am sorry, I almost always totally agree with anything you say but this time I didn't get the point of what you wanted to say. Are you able to explain in more detail? Please?
09-17-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By alcjphil

Not the gap between the tail end of the...

Not the gap between the tail end of the derailleur and chain stay. Look very carefully at the gap between the chain stay and the tail of the derailleur. In the big ring the gap is not that big. When...
09-17-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By alcjphil

acronyms only mean something to someone who is...

acronyms only mean something to someone who is familiar with them. I have included the city I live in in my profile in plain language. No acronyms
09-17-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By alcjphil

"I live in SLC " Please for the uninitiated,...

"I live in SLC "
Please for the uninitiated, Where is that?
If failure happens while changing front rings it is often caused by not easing up for the half second it takes to make the change. Frame...
09-17-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By alcjphil

Do you want to go down or up? Down is simple. Up...

Do you want to go down or up? Down is simple. Up requires buying new components, either bar or stem or both
09-17-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By alcjphil

So, "Trek SL5" What? which model are you asking...

So, "Trek SL5" What? which model are you asking about? I have seen many riders who I consider to be abusive. I don't think that your problems are because of a frame that isn't stiff enough, it may be...
09-17-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By alcjphil

Well, the OP is asking about mountain bike...

Well, the OP is asking about mountain bike triples which are quite different than road triples, much lower gearing. My touring bike has been set up with a Raceface Turbine mountain bike triple,...
09-17-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By alcjphil

I am sorry. You will have to stay the course...

I am sorry. You will have to stay the course until you are allowed to add pictures. Don't despair it only takes couple of days and another 9 posts until you can fill us in. I know that this may seem...
09-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By alcjphil

All I have to say is that if you live in a...

All I have to say is that if you live in a mountainous area converting from a triple crankset to a single front ring is a terrible idea, especially if you only have 7 or 8 cogs in back
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By alcjphil

not quite sure what you mean by "handle-type gear...

not quite sure what you mean by "handle-type gear shifter" unless you are referring to twist grip shifters. If that is what you mean you probably haven't been looking at high quality bikes
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