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Posted By alcjphil

Gliders are good solid bikes that were...

Gliders are good solid bikes that were manufactured by Raleigh for Eatons department stores back in the day when such stores sold good quality bikes
I bought one at a garage sale many years ago for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
Posted By alcjphil

You are searching for the holy grail. Any bottle...

You are searching for the holy grail. Any bottle cage that grips your bottle well will scratch it up when you remove and insert it. Bottles are inexpensive enough that if you want them to be pristine...
04-14-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By alcjphil

Nothing new there. A seat post designed for...

Nothing new there. A seat post designed for triathlon from 30 years ago. Everything old eventually becomes new
Google "fast forward seat post"
04-14-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry to interject. but complaining is something...

Sorry to interject. but complaining is something that humans do. We all have an agenda. Whether or not the complaint was justified, the aggrieved person has an axe to grind
04-14-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By alcjphil

I get it. That photo shows that you have tons of...

I get it. That photo shows that you have tons of tire clearance which was pretty common in the early 1970's. I still suggest that you spend $25 and buy a set of Tektro RL340 brake levers. An...
04-14-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By alcjphil

Looks to me as if the free hub threads into the...

Looks to me as if the free hub threads into the hub shell. If those threads are stripped, the hub is toast
04-14-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By alcjphil

I disagree. Really good single pivot brake...

I disagree. Really good single pivot brake callipers can stop you very well. My 1973 Raleigh Professional always stopped me reliably, especially later on when I converted to brake levers with cables...
04-14-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By alcjphil

The brakes on that bike look like cheap, stamped...

The brakes on that bike look like cheap, stamped steel linear pull. They would be the first thing I would look at replacing.
04-11-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,878
Posted By alcjphil

Mechanical shifting can shift under load every...

Mechanical shifting can shift under load every bit as well as eTap. Looking at the derailleur, the mechanical bits that actually make the shift happen are the same on both mechanical and electronic...
04-08-24, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By alcjphil

Not helpful

Not helpful
04-08-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By alcjphil

Ask for his wallet, including any cash he has...

Ask for his wallet, including any cash he has within. and credit cards as well
04-08-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,678
Posted By alcjphil

WE are plenty of fun. Canadians are very funny....

WE are plenty of fun. Canadians are very funny. The list is very long, in fact too long for this forum. Think about SNL. Lorne Michaels is Canadian as were many of the not ready for prime time players
04-08-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By alcjphil

Are you sure about this? I see some rust near the...

Are you sure about this? I see some rust near the crack
04-08-24, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By alcjphil

Kudos to the OP for including such a good photo....

Kudos to the OP for including such a good photo. Helped a lot
04-08-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By alcjphil

Actually, that is a high stress area. A crack...

Actually, that is a high stress area. A crack there isn't surprising. It shouldn't happen, but if that is a butted tube, the crack might be where the butting ends
Forum: Commuting
04-08-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By alcjphil

Until I retired, I commuted to work, 60 km round...

Until I retired, I commuted to work, 60 km round trip 5 days per week. I also sometimes did a couple of evening rides during the week and a couple of much longer rides every weekend. At times I rode...
04-02-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By alcjphil

If you want to flip bikes for money you have to...

If you want to flip bikes for money you have to be very careful and knowlegeable about what you buy, Buying cheap bikes for more than what they are worth can easily leave you underwater
03-31-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By alcjphil

Not provided are any details about your bike and...

Not provided are any details about your bike and where you bought it. If it was purchased at a bike shop, the way to go is to return and have the problems addressed. DIY on a new bike without knowing...
03-24-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,633
Posted By alcjphil

I spent last summer off the bike due to a C2...

I spent last summer off the bike due to a C2 vertebra fracture. It will take a few months to regain fitness this summer
03-22-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,251
Posted By alcjphil

I don't play favourites

I don't play favourites
03-22-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By alcjphil

If I were you I would also try rotating the bars...

If I were you I would also try rotating the bars so that the brake levers would be higher up. As they are now they are lower than the tops of your handlebar
03-11-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,179
Posted By alcjphil

It is very possible to build a carbon fibre bike...

It is very possible to build a carbon fibre bike that has the appearance of a round tube steel bike. However the only tube on this one that is completely round is the head tube...
03-09-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By alcjphil

My car, 2016 VW Golf already has the needed...

My car, 2016 VW Golf already has the needed sensors. All that would be necessary would be to update the car's software. When I back out of a parking space in a parking lot, the car warns me if there...
03-07-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,397
Posted By alcjphil

WD40 works pretty well as a cleaning agent, but...

WD40 works pretty well as a cleaning agent, but as a lubricant it isn't any better than spit
03-07-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By alcjphil

Inner tubes with sealant inside can be just as...

Inner tubes with sealant inside can be just as messy
(if not more so) than a tubeless setup. I have been riding tubeless on the road for 13 years and have never had a messy puncture. In fact, I flat...
03-02-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,287
Posted By alcjphil

Sometimes, you have to know when to give up

Sometimes, you have to know when to give up
02-15-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 645
Posted By alcjphil

With the exception of brake levers and seat post,...

With the exception of brake levers and seat post, this is what they look like actually installed on a bike
...
02-07-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,074
Posted By alcjphil

A friend of mine suffered an event which he...

A friend of mine suffered an event which he referred to as a "widowmaker" a couple of years ago. He was lucky enough that the cyclist following him was also a cyclist and a paramedic. The fire...
02-07-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By alcjphil

There should always be a couple of threads...

There should always be a couple of threads showing between those shoulders
02-07-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,074
Posted By alcjphil

You are one lucky camper. My best wishes going...

You are one lucky camper. My best wishes going forward
02-07-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By alcjphil

The threads do not go all the way through the nut...

The threads do not go all the way through the nut section. What I see is the end of the bolt being stripped when it reached the end of the threads in the nut. I would cut off the end of that bolt...
02-07-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By alcjphil

My take is the opposite. The bolt is too long...

My take is the opposite. The bolt is too long resulting in the end of the bolt bottoming out in the nut threads. A couple of extra washers on the bolt end would correct the problem
02-04-24, 01:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,538
Posted By alcjphil

The OP suffers frequent flat tires. You don't....

The OP suffers frequent flat tires. You don't. Your profile lends no hint about whether you live in goathead country. For someone like the OP, tubeless ,might actually be useful
02-03-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on whether your current bottom bracket...

Depends on whether your current bottom bracket spindle is symmetric or not. You have to measure to see if the drive side is longer than the non drive side. If it is longer on the drive side, then a...
01-30-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By alcjphil

Frame material is not important. If modifying a...

Frame material is not important. If modifying a bike that you like and have been using for years will cost almost as much as buying another one for something you wish to do, my vote is for the new...
01-26-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By alcjphil

I would check the bolts holding the disc rotor in...

I would check the bolts holding the disc rotor in place
01-20-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,555
Posted By alcjphil

A few years ago, I met up with a group of older...

A few years ago, I met up with a group of older riders riding very nice bikes. I was riding my bike which is equipped with a mixed Record/ Chorus 10 speed group. I was admiring one of the bikes which...
01-14-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,744
Posted By alcjphil

I always carry spare inner tubes, usually at...

I always carry spare inner tubes, usually at least 2. Several times I have stopped off seeing someone at the side of the road. My credo is to provide an inner tube to the person I am helping with...
01-14-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By alcjphil

If you have problem feet, you should try on shoes...

If you have problem feet, you should try on shoes in person unless you live somewhere there are no retailers near you
01-14-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By alcjphil

I am going to say that for groups that big all...

I am going to say that for groups that big all you need to think about is knowing what to do in the event of a major injury to someone else. Rides that big have support vehicles that have needed...
01-14-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,284
Posted By alcjphil

However, a fixed gear bike has to have a certain...

However, a fixed gear bike has to have a certain amount of slack in the chain that can result in play between pedalling forward and backwards making it difficult to switch between pedalling forwards...
12-25-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By alcjphil

The information point lacking here is the number...

The information point lacking here is the number of days you plan to spend doing this tour I.E. the number of miles you plan to do each day
12-25-23, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By alcjphil

Chordal action would have been my guess

Chordal action would have been my guess
12-23-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,203
Posted By alcjphil

I remember because I read the whole thread

I remember because I read the whole thread
12-23-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By alcjphil

Aluminum spoke nipples are the pits. You need to...

Aluminum spoke nipples are the pits. You need to flood the nipple with penetrating oil and then using the proper spoke wrench wiggle the nipple back and forth until it breaks free. After that, you...
12-23-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,186
Posted By alcjphil

It is a term that I abhor when applied to...

It is a term that I abhor when applied to bicycles. It refers to the relationship between the bicycle saddle and handlebars along with their position above the pedals. I hate it. Fighter airplanes...
12-16-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By alcjphil

Free hubs made for 11 cogs can be just as...

Free hubs made for 11 cogs can be just as difficult to remove as your wheel with the 8 cog Sunrace cassette. Nothing to do with the number of cogs. Incidentally, because the 11 speed free hub body is...
12-13-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By alcjphil

A better description of the bike you bought would...

A better description of the bike you bought would be very useful so that the others here could diagnose your problem
12-13-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Canadian national championship ITT 1999
12-11-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,457
Posted By alcjphil

Back from the dead after 16 years

Back from the dead after 16 years
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