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12-03-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

Probably not even 1000km of road and trainer...

Probably not even 1000km of road and trainer mileage. Wear isn't an issue but the trainer didn't do this tire any favours
12-03-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3582_5702d9dc2d37cff7046a378ec5759d1e81567be1.jpg
This is the photo of that tire I spoke of. Low road mileage. What could have...
12-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
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: 214
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: 305
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By alcjphil

It was your post that said that individual parts...

It was your post that said that individual parts were not available
Was I wrong about that?
This is what you said:

"You can't get those parts separately. Here is the Shimano EV (exploded view)...
11-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

I pretty much agree with this. Trainer tires work...

I pretty much agree with this. Trainer tires work best, but there is nothing wrong with getting that last bit of service out of your old tires
11-30-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

I have seen a road tire that has been used on a...

I have seen a road tire that has been used on a trainer later fall apart(almost) on the road. The tires in question were Michelin Pro4 service course, a pretty nice riding road tire. They had very...
11-30-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By alcjphil

What a tease. You can find the actual part number...

What a tease. You can find the actual part number but you can't buy it
11-30-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 580
Posted By alcjphil

It is very hard to find an aluminum rim a whole...

It is very hard to find an aluminum rim a whole lot deeper than 30 mm and if found they would be very heavy. Bending an aluminum extrusion into a circular shape becomes more and more difficult the...
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: 227
Views: 3,919
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By alcjphil

BCD doesn't matter. What does matter is the...

BCD doesn't matter. What does matter is the bottom bracket spindle length that these cranks require. Crank arm length also doesn't matter. What matters is the spindle length required to provide...
11-28-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly, You are looking at this problem from the...

Exactly, You are looking at this problem from the wrong end of the telescope. You buy the adapters, install them, and you are at a new beginning. Nothing about the original cranks applies, measuring...
11-28-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
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?
11-28-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By alcjphil

The bikes themselves don't matter. The old cranks...

The bikes themselves don't matter. The old cranks also don't matter. Once you install the adapters all that matters is the spindle length requirement of the cranks you will use
11-28-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By alcjphil

Fine, What crank will you be using? That is what...

Fine, What crank will you be using? That is what will determine what spindle length you will need for the cartridge bottom bracket
11-27-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 763
Posted By alcjphil

As far as I know, GRX shifters are only available...

As far as I know, GRX shifters are only available for hydraulic disc brakes. Does your bike have disc brakes? However 105 11 speed shifters will work with a GRX rear derailleur. A GRX front...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,188
Posted By alcjphil

Well, even if you "only" get another 9000 km out...

Well, even if you "only" get another 9000 km out of the new chain you will be doing well. My last KMC chain didn't have anywhere near that sort of mileage. I changed it because one of the links was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on the wheel. I have been using...

Depends on the wheel. I have been using Campagnolo Shamal 2Way Fit wheel for almost 12 years. I have in that time had to once install an inner tube during a ride and one other time when a friend...
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...
11-22-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By alcjphil

Simply put, we don't know anything about your...

Simply put, we don't know anything about your son's bike or the wheels it has. You mention having flats at a pump track. Is it a BMX bike? Something else? Are the wheels tubeless ready? Or not?...
11-22-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By alcjphil

I agree with the others who think of your fork as...

I agree with the others who think of your fork as the primary cause of the problem. It could also be because of misalignment of the main triangle. Trying to fix this problem by changing stem and/or...
11-22-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,731
Posted By alcjphil

I have heard that Warren Buffet also drives an...

I have heard that Warren Buffet also drives an old car
11-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,731
Posted By alcjphil

I see that you live in Toronto. The Montreal...

I see that you live in Toronto. The Montreal experience is totally different. I was a Montreal bicycle commuter here for over 25 years and never was treated that way even though my commuting days...
11-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By alcjphil

The problem with multi sided spoke wrenches is...

The problem with multi sided spoke wrenches is that they are multi sided and you can easily use the wrong side and round off a nipple. I have a full set of Park spoke wrenches, all colours. The only...
11-19-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 924
Posted By alcjphil

This is probably true. I am one of those people...

This is probably true. I am one of those people who doesn't like a brake that engages with very little lever travel. I went from 700 x 25 to 700 x 28 tires on my Look 595 last year and noticed a big...
11-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By alcjphil

I probably have a couple of sets in my parts...

I probably have a couple of sets in my parts drawer, I hold onto them in case I need them for a future upgrade on an older bike
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...
11-18-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe split the difference and use an 11 speed...

Maybe split the difference and use an 11 speed chain?
In any case, 12 speed jockey wheels are larger in diameter than 10 speed and will probably not fit the derailleur cage
11-17-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By alcjphil

Serial number? Picture doesn't actually show much...

Serial number? Picture doesn't actually show much of it, just one or two numbers
11-17-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By alcjphil

OK thanks. I am no expert, I was asking on behalf...

OK thanks. I am no expert, I was asking on behalf of those who actually know this stuff, but in my inexpert opinion you are looking at generic lugs that could have been used on all kinds of low end...
11-17-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By alcjphil

Pictures?

Pictures?
11-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,576
Posted By alcjphil

Let's start out by me saying that I know that...

Let's start out by me saying that I know that this is a semi zombie thread. There is a reason for that. Ryffranck frames have elite status amongst Quebec cyclists. However they are not well known...
11-17-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By alcjphil

Very cool workaround, thanks for the hint

Very cool workaround, thanks for the hint
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: 1,619
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
11-16-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By alcjphil

Since I am not a subscriber, I cannot see the...

Since I am not a subscriber, I cannot see the article.
Replies: 4
Views: 225
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
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By alcjphil

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1654706091426761/permalink/3335774356653251/?sale_post_id=3335774356653251
11-11-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,637
Posted By alcjphil

Campagnolo is still very much state of the art as...

Campagnolo is still very much state of the art as long as you are looking at their current offerings. If you are asking about the stuff made when your bike was new, then no
I must say that if you...
11-11-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

nope

nope
11-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
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: 4,321
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...
11-11-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,122
Posted By alcjphil

Who knows whether this product is still available...

Who knows whether this product is still available 5 years later?
11-11-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By alcjphil

Wish that we knew one way or another Important...

Wish that we knew one way or another
Important information
11-11-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe pay a bit more attention when you search...

Maybe pay a bit more attention when you search for older posts. Lots of older posts receive updates on a regular basis. This one hadn't. makes me wish that there could be a way to alert people when...
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