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05-16-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By alcjphil

Using an 11 speed chain on 6 or 7 speed...

Using an 11 speed chain on 6 or 7 speed drivetrains invites the very real possibility of your chain jamming between chainrings during front shifts and baulky shifts at the rear
05-16-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,367
Posted By alcjphil

Would be a rather expensive experiment if it...

Would be a rather expensive experiment if it didn't work and it seems it didn't work well for the previous poster
05-16-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By alcjphil

Well then, you should have seen the state of...

Well then, you should have seen the state of these forums before the rules were changed. Obviously something had to be done to allow the volunteer moderators to deal with literally hundreds of...
05-16-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe the clamping bolt should be at the front of...

Maybe the clamping bolt should be at the front of the seat tube
That's what I would do
05-16-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 399
Posted By alcjphil

Might want to correct that if possible. Could...

Might want to correct that if possible. Could lead to a repeat of the same problem
05-16-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 550
Posted By alcjphil

From another post: The OP appears to be riding a...

From another post: The OP appears to be riding a 1990's rigid Nishiki mountain bike with very straight bars. No choices for different hand positions
05-16-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By alcjphil

Pretty simple: you get 5 posts per day. After the...

Pretty simple: you get 5 posts per day. After the fifth post on the second day you posted you had to wait a day to post again
05-16-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,027
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3532_cf79a5cdf7a800c67df2eca977b02b4c6ce3b1e7.jpg
Gilles Bertrand touring bike built with SPX. One of the stiffest bikes I have...
05-16-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By alcjphil

What sort of trail are you asking about? Smooth...

What sort of trail are you asking about? Smooth hard pack trails are very different than ones with loose gravel and rocks. More difficult trails require tires that will not work well on smooth and...
05-15-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By alcjphil

Most of the long time members here heaved a huge...

Most of the long time members here heaved a huge sigh of relief when this policy was instituted. For awhile, there were so many junk postings that the forums were unreadable.
05-14-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By alcjphil

A seat post is not part of the frame. It can be...

A seat post is not part of the frame. It can be removed and replaced
05-14-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By alcjphil

Is it the seat tube or the seat post? Seat posts...

Is it the seat tube or the seat post? Seat posts are replaceable, seat tubes are part of the bike frame
05-14-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 475
Posted By alcjphil

Big chainrings take a very long time to wear out,...

Big chainrings take a very long time to wear out, tens of thousands of kilometers. They take much longer to wear out than small chainrings. The one in the OP's photo is pretty dirty, but doesn't look...
05-14-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 475
Posted By alcjphil

Looks to me as if your front derailleur is too...

Looks to me as if your front derailleur is too high
05-14-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By alcjphil

The key to installing a front disc brake quick...

The key to installing a front disc brake quick release wheel is repeatability. My mountain bike has hydraulic disc brakes and a quick release. When installing the wheel I always do it with the bike...
05-12-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By alcjphil

Important information. A 1972 Raleigh Record...

Important information. A 1972 Raleigh Record bottom bracket would have had Raleigh's proprietary 26 tpi bottom bracket threading. Replacing the bottom bracket with a more modern unit is difficult and...
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By alcjphil

Tires on a Raleigh Sprite are 27 x 1 1/4. Can be...

Tires on a Raleigh Sprite are 27 x 1 1/4. Can be difficult to find these days
Did you ride the bike with no air in the tires? That could destroy your rims
The brake self adjusters were seen around...
05-11-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By alcjphil

If you are talking about the brake/shift levers...

If you are talking about the brake/shift levers on drop bar road bikes, then yes
05-11-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By alcjphil

Ergopower is a generic name for Campagnolo's...

Ergopower is a generic name for Campagnolo's shifter design as opposed to Shimano's STI nomenclature or SRAM's double tap
05-11-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By alcjphil

The photos show that the valve is at an angle...

The photos show that the valve is at an angle making it difficult to attach the pump. The tire needs to be deflated so that you can straighten the valve. Once straightened, the valve will protrude...
05-10-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By alcjphil

The earliest tubeless setups were for mountain...

The earliest tubeless setups were for mountain bikes whose tires don't require the high pressures used for road tubeless. The first road tubeless wheels and tires resulted from a collaboration...
05-10-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By alcjphil

The first photo shows that the crank has self...

The first photo shows that the crank has self extractors. This means that you don't need a special tool to remove the crank. Replace both fasteners making sure that the outer one is screwed in as far...
05-08-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By alcjphil

It surely is not and it isn't the same company as...

It surely is not and it isn't the same company as Canadian Tire
05-08-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By alcjphil

Some do. Years ago I worked for a company which...

Some do. Years ago I worked for a company which distributed Look frames. The frames were shipped with a spare derailleur hanger along with all the other hardware needed to build the bikes up
05-08-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,355
Posted By alcjphil

How much bigger is the new crank? It is possible...

How much bigger is the new crank? It is possible that you will need a longer chain for it and have to remove the old one anyway
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By alcjphil

That is a 1970's Raleigh Sprite. Would have been...

That is a 1970's Raleigh Sprite. Would have been useful to see the drive side components. These sold new in Montreal for about $150
It appears to be a 5 speed. They were also produced in a 10 speed...
05-05-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 888
Posted By alcjphil

The year that Froome crashed on the cobbled stage...

The year that Froome crashed on the cobbled stage his crashes happened before they reached the cobbled sections. Interestingly Nibali schooled all the other GC riders as well as almost all the...
05-05-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By alcjphil

I suppose that it might. In my earlier answer I...

I suppose that it might. In my earlier answer I asked about your chainrings. What size are they? Going to smaller chainrings might solve your problem unless they are already as small as you can go
05-04-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 831
Posted By alcjphil

Well then, you would also need new wheels

Well then, you would also need new wheels
05-04-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By alcjphil

If you want anything more than a 5 speed...

If you want anything more than a 5 speed freewheel you should consider a wheel with a cassette hub
05-04-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By alcjphil

My tubeless setup with 700 x 28 tubeless...

My tubeless setup with 700 x 28 tubeless Hutchinson Fusion5: Front tire loses less air pressure than the rear. Nothing to do with the tape job since my wheels are Campagnolo Shamal 2way fit which do...
05-03-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By alcjphil

Apollo 18 speed isn't really a good enough...

Apollo 18 speed isn't really a good enough description of the bike to make recommendations. If your frame and fork don't have mounting points for disc brake callipers, converting isn't a viable...
05-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By alcjphil

I don't know about these spoke nipples, but...

I don't know about these spoke nipples, but Campagnolo includes a small steel "spoke" that you screw into the nipple with their Shamal wheels so that you can use a magnet(also included) to fish a...
05-03-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

To properly adjust your brakes you will have to...

To properly adjust your brakes you will have to true the wheel. A wobbly rim will not allow you to place the brake pads closer to the rim without rubbing
05-03-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By alcjphil

I vote for a box cutter. That is a very clean...

I vote for a box cutter. That is a very clean slice
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By alcjphil

A better description of the flats you did have...

A better description of the flats you did have might point out why they happened. Not all flat tires are caused by punctures of the tire itself
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By alcjphil

I would not fixate on one particular brand of...

I would not fixate on one particular brand of bike. Trek is probably the best known bike brand in the US, but it is far from being the only well known bike manufacturer around. At your price point...
05-03-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By alcjphil

You would have to verify if that new derailleur...

You would have to verify if that new derailleur has enough chain wrap capacity for your new setup. You didn't mention what size chainrings you have. The RX812 derailleur has a chain wrap capacity of...
05-03-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By alcjphil

It is pretty easy to see if a bike has disc brakes

It is pretty easy to see if a bike has disc brakes
05-02-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 656
Posted By alcjphil

Any idea what your cadence is when you feel you...

Any idea what your cadence is when you feel you are pedalling too rapidly?
05-02-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By alcjphil

When you are looking at 34 year old bikes which...

When you are looking at 34 year old bikes which have had multiple owners in the past, you cannot assume that anything on the bike is stock or standard. I owned a 1973 Raleigh Professional for 30...
04-30-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By alcjphil

Instead of Ottawa/Gatineau you might try looking...

Instead of Ottawa/Gatineau you might try looking in the Montreal area. Years ago I had one of my bikes repainted by Cycles Marinoni
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By alcjphil

It is part of the frame, but all the different...

It is part of the frame, but all the different parts of the frame have names, e.g. seat tube, down tube, chain stays, and of course, seat stays
04-27-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By alcjphil

Same person

Same person
04-27-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By alcjphil

As a Canadian, I stopped buying from US based...

As a Canadian, I stopped buying from US based online sellers years ago. UK based sellers are far superior and, depending on how much you spend, sometimes even offer free shipping, almost never the...
04-27-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By alcjphil

Shimano freehubs do have shims in the body...

Shimano freehubs do have shims in the body similar to the thin shims inside a freewheel. I have overhauled a couple of Shimano freehubs in the past. The freehubs of my Campagnolo wheels do not have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By alcjphil

The 9 speed components on that bike were...

The 9 speed components on that bike were introduced in 1997 and continued to be made until 2004. The crank is an off brand unit probably installed to reduce manufacturing costs. I wouldn't pay any...
04-26-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By alcjphil

If you want a lightweight bike, 700c is the way...

If you want a lightweight bike, 700c is the way to go. Nobody makes lightweight 27" tires any more
04-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,571
Posted By alcjphil

I hope you noticed that the OP received this bike...

I hope you noticed that the OP received this bike 12 years ago
04-26-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By alcjphil

So that is what those things are for. My Canyon...

So that is what those things are for. My Canyon was shipped with pad spacers in place and those things were in a separate bag. Thanks for showing me
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