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09-24-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 187
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: 533
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: 11
Views: 283
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: 176
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: 4
Views: 72
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: 176
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: 150
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: 1,083
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: 23
Views: 349
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: 23
Views: 349
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: 23
Views: 349
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: 23
Views: 349
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: 38
Views: 756
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: 248
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: 14
Views: 273
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: 336
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: 1,083
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: 7,826
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: 513
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: 229
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: 127
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: 513
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: 406
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: 12
Views: 310
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: 350
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: 229
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: 211
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: 21
Views: 475
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: 274
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: 530
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
09-15-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By alcjphil

I have to say that you may not be looking at...

I have to say that you may not be looking at things from the right point of view. When you bought your bike, what was your goal? Were you looking at riding as fast as possible over a given route? If...
09-15-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By alcjphil

Good, but not as good as that other one

Good, but not as good as that other one
09-15-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By alcjphil

I am still laughing after reading this reply....

I am still laughing after reading this reply. Thank you so much
09-15-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 843
Posted By alcjphil

The OP has a centre lock hub but is using a 6...

The OP has a centre lock hub but is using a 6 bolt adapter. This introduces an extra layer of possible slippage when brakes are applied. Would it be possible to simply install a proper centre lock...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By alcjphil

I read that one. Description was gruesome enough

I read that one. Description was gruesome enough
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By alcjphil

Look like tubulars

Look like tubulars
09-15-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By alcjphil

They might be a bit wide for the rim, but the...

They might be a bit wide for the rim, but the bigger question is whether you have sufficient frame clearance. You mention a 2018 Boardman bike but no mention of the model or type of bike it is
09-15-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By alcjphil

This is how misunderstandings happen. You...

This is how misunderstandings happen. You mentioned a coast to coast ride without mentioning which country you live in. I live in Canada. A coast to coast ride here is much different than a coast to...
09-14-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,675
Posted By alcjphil

This reminds me of an old axiom. How to make a...

This reminds me of an old axiom. How to make a small fortune? Start with a large fortune and open a bike shop
09-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,615
Posted By alcjphil

I feel her pain. Not the physical part which...

I feel her pain. Not the physical part which could have been so much worse, but the loss of a treasured reminder of her father which cannot be replaced even if you can find an identical bicycle. Does...
09-14-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By alcjphil

+1 Tiagra 4700 derailleurs won't work with your...

+1 Tiagra 4700 derailleurs won't work with your shifters. Older Tiagra 4600 derailleurs would work however. You either need the matching shifters or different derailleurs
09-14-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By alcjphil

A road bike doesn't have to have an aggressive...

A road bike doesn't have to have an aggressive rider position. I recently bought myself a gravel bike that has a much more upright riding posture than my other bikes. I really enjoy riding it on days...
09-13-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By alcjphil

I love an underdog. When Matt Heymans won Paris...

I love an underdog. When Matt Heymans won Paris Roubaix after coming back from a broken collarbone by training on Zwift it was one of the most exciting finishes ever. Every single rider at the final...
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