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06-21-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By alcjphil

Do you have the correct size wrench to remove the...

Do you have the correct size wrench to remove the wheel? Your should not use an adjustable wrench for this job. Rear wheel nuts are usually 15 mm. You should have the correct size socket so as not to...
06-21-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By alcjphil

My Limongi has that same bottom bracket. It was...

My Limongi has that same bottom bracket. It was built in Trois-Rivières. It has full Mavic components. Unfortunately, when I acquired it it had been converted to flat bars so the original brake...
06-20-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By alcjphil

If you get it tight enough to hold clamping over...

If you get it tight enough to hold clamping over the bar tape you will probably tear the tape
06-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By alcjphil

You don't need any spacer. You would only need...

You don't need any spacer. You would only need one if you were putting the 11 speed cassette onto an 11 speed road freehub
06-20-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,051
Posted By alcjphil

I wear bibs on the road and shorts in the woods...

I wear bibs on the road and shorts in the woods when I mountain bike. On my gravel bike I am ambivalent
06-20-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By alcjphil

You might try contacting Velo Quebec:...

You might try contacting Velo Quebec: https://www.velo.qc.ca/en/
Montreal is often cited as being the most bicycle friendly city in North America
06-20-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By alcjphil

Bottom brackets are sometimes blamed for noises...

Bottom brackets are sometimes blamed for noises that come from other parts of the bike. I had a creak that I thought was coming from the bottom bracket of my Look 481SL every time I pushed hard. I...
06-19-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By alcjphil

Or not if they ride the roads that I do. Where I...

Or not if they ride the roads that I do. Where I live wider tires at much lower pressure are not only more comfortable, they are also faster. Baltimore does not have the same climate we have here...
06-19-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By alcjphil

I assume that Andy was advising you not to drill...

I assume that Andy was advising you not to drill holes in your handlebars. I agree wholeheartedly
Don't do that
06-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,158
Posted By alcjphil

What brand and model of crank? One or both...

What brand and model of crank? One or both chainrings? Without knowing this it would be impossible to tell if what the shop is telling you is true. Sometimes if you have to replace both rings a...
06-18-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By alcjphil

Clue #1: your bike has been sitting out for...

Clue #1: your bike has been sitting out for months
Clue#2 It takes a lot of effort to shift from a smaller ring to a larger ring
Clue# 3 Shifts from a larger ring to a smaller ring are hesitant(to...
06-18-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By alcjphil

A Campagnolo 12 speed rear derailleur will not...

A Campagnolo 12 speed rear derailleur will not work with a 10 speed Campagnolo shifter
06-17-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,029
Posted By alcjphil

The OP only posted here once - 7 years ago

The OP only posted here once - 7 years ago
06-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By alcjphil

Run the cable above the nib.

Run the cable above the nib.
06-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By alcjphil

Giant not only builds bikes with their own brand...

Giant not only builds bikes with their own brand name but they also build bikes for other brands. It is pretty rare now for bicycle companies to have their own manufacturing facilities and Giant is...
06-13-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By alcjphil

When I needed to replace the rear triangle of my...

When I needed to replace the rear triangle of my Commencal super 4.2 I found it on the Commencal website
06-13-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By alcjphil

I have spent 50 years riding on the roads and...

I have spent 50 years riding on the roads and have had some unpleasant encounters with motorists during that time. It's nice to know that there are now people who are far more annoying than I am....
06-13-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By alcjphil

The freewheel makes no difference. The space...

The freewheel makes no difference. The space between the axle locknuts is fixed. Is the frame steel or aluminum? A steel frame can be cold set for a wider rear wheel, aluminum not so much. If the...
06-13-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By alcjphil

So I looked at the link and everything I saw...

So I looked at the link and everything I saw indicates that your bike has quick release axles, not a thru axle. I also counted the spokes and came up with 32. Did you link to your exact bike?
06-13-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,282
Posted By alcjphil

Campagnolo brakes with Shimano brake levers will...

Campagnolo brakes with Shimano brake levers will not work well. Not only are they not designed for the cable pull of your levers, they also do not have release lever on the brake calliper so you...
06-13-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,282
Posted By alcjphil

It is very possible that your brake levers are...

It is very possible that your brake levers are not compatible with your old brake callipers. You mention that your brake levers are 105, but not which version. Newer 105 levers with the gear cable...
06-12-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By alcjphil

That sort of bike wouldn't be sold in more than...

That sort of bike wouldn't be sold in more than one frame size which would be too small for a taller rider. It's only when you get to a higher price point that various frame sizes are made. 29"...
06-12-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By alcjphil

What stationary bicycle do you have? For a...

What stationary bicycle do you have? For a controller to work with a stationary bike it has to have some way of interfacing with the friction adjustment on the bike. If yours has a manual mechanical...
06-08-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,210
Posted By alcjphil

Low gears are important for touring bikes which...

Low gears are important for touring bikes which often use mountain bike cranks and derailleurs in order to have low enough gears to get up big hills. This Bertrand was built in Hull Quebec and has...
06-08-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 439
Posted By alcjphil

26" is the wheel size, not the frame size. From...

26" is the wheel size, not the frame size. From the picture, it is a small size frame, probably anywhere from 14-16"
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By alcjphil

The bike doesn't look all that old, certainly...

The bike doesn't look all that old, certainly wouldn't qualify as vintage. Those look like Woods valves
06-08-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By alcjphil

OP wants to do a gravel bike build, may not want...

OP wants to do a gravel bike build, may not want narrow tires
06-08-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By alcjphil

The one you were using is the type I also used...

The one you were using is the type I also used for tubeless tires. Saves time, you can then inject your sealant through the open valve stem, install the valve and inflate the tire with a floor pump.
06-08-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 439
Posted By alcjphil

Is 26" the wheel size or the frame size?

Is 26" the wheel size or the frame size?
06-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 415
Posted By alcjphil

That is inspiring. I expect to see that kid...

That is inspiring. I expect to see that kid racing in France July 2032
06-06-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By alcjphil

I don't get it. OP's bike got a full brake job...

I don't get it. OP's bike got a full brake job and the car had a 50% brake job. What's the problem?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By alcjphil

Well I looked. I have been so successful at...

Well I looked. I have been so successful at avoiding being photographed over the last 25 years that all ones I could find date from the time I was acceptable looking in cycling attire
06-06-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,286
Posted By alcjphil

This sounds like a sort of BS reply. They don't...

This sounds like a sort of BS reply. They don't address anything about the obvious failures of your chain and fluff you off by not recommending that you degrease the chain without actually saying...
06-06-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By alcjphil

My question is, what is so special about this...

My question is, what is so special about this fork that you want to use it on a frame that it wasn't designed for? Is it threaded or threadless? Threadless 1" forks are quite rare for good reason, by...
06-06-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By alcjphil

Have you tried contacting Cycles Marinoni? They...

Have you tried contacting Cycles Marinoni? They are nice people and I bet they could help you out.
06-06-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By alcjphil

Dura-Ace rd-7400 will not work properly with your...

Dura-Ace rd-7400 will not work properly with your current shifters unless you like friction shifting
06-04-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By alcjphil

There are several different versions of...

There are several different versions of Specialized Sirrus bicycles. Which specific model do you have? Different models have different wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By alcjphil

I do not recommend trying to go tubeless with...

I do not recommend trying to go tubeless with some old random wheels that were not designed for tubeless. Maybe you could do that for off road tires that run at low pressure, but not for high...
06-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

10 speed Ultegra has been out of production for...

10 speed Ultegra has been out of production for quite some time, about 10 years, so anything you find will be new old stock or used. Ultegra 11 speed had 2 generations neither of which will work with...
06-03-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By alcjphil

I grew up in the 1950's and 60's. We had a garage...

I grew up in the 1950's and 60's. We had a garage and a shed
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,609
Posted By alcjphil

If a tire ruptures, it isn't the fault of the...

If a tire ruptures, it isn't the fault of the inner tube. By itself the tube cannot contain high pressure, rather it is the job of the tire to contain the inner tube. A gunshot type failure is a...
06-02-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By alcjphil

I agree. Are you riding at highway speeds on an...

I agree. Are you riding at highway speeds on an interstate? What cadence are you spinning at?
06-02-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By alcjphil

Simple. Buy a Shimano shift cable and a brake...

Simple. Buy a Shimano shift cable and a brake cable, Compare, The difference will be obvious
06-02-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By alcjphil

No rim tape necessary. Adding rim tape will make...

No rim tape necessary. Adding rim tape will make installing your tire and tube more difficult
06-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By alcjphil

More details about your setup are needed. You...

More details about your setup are needed. You talk about your chainring. Do you only have one? If so, do you have a derailleur or chain guide to keep the chain in place? Unless your chainring is...
06-02-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alcjphil

Campagnolo Veloce dual pivot brakes do not have a...

Campagnolo Veloce dual pivot brakes do not have a release on the brake calliper. They would make installing and removing the wheels very difficult unless you are prepared to deflate the tire
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,601
Posted By alcjphil

My girl friend always wonders why I don't like to...

My girl friend always wonders why I don't like to have my picture taken. This thread reminds me that I probably have a good reason for that
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By alcjphil

You would also need the special cranks to go with...

You would also need the special cranks to go with them
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By alcjphil

So, you don't want to spend a lot. Bianchis...

So, you don't want to spend a lot. Bianchis usually sell at a price premium over other less well known equally good bike brands of the same era. I wouldn't fixate on one particular brand of bike in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By alcjphil

I would say that it depends very much on the...

I would say that it depends very much on the wheels you are using. I am a long time road tubeless user having bought a pair of Campagnolo Shamal 2way fit wheels about 12 years ago. They already had...
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