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07-23-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By alcjphil

When you get the old crank out you will be able...

When you get the old crank out you will be able to inspect the bottom bracket to see if it is turning smoothly. I was only suggesting the Shimano bottom bracket if it turns out you need to replace...
07-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By alcjphil

Those ones do. I have a bike with those same...

Those ones do. I have a bike with those same callipers. All you need to center the brake is a 14 mm cone wrench
07-23-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By alcjphil

I did a bit of research and it appears that the...

I did a bit of research and it appears that the megaexo bb is indeed compatible with Hollowtech II cranks. However, if you need to replace your bottom bracket in future you would probably be better...
07-23-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By alcjphil

11 speed sprocket spacing is the same for road...

11 speed sprocket spacing is the same for road and mountain bike cassettes. However, smaller sprocket tooth count 11 speed road cassettes are too wide to fit on a mountain bike freehub. Any 11 speed...
07-22-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By alcjphil

Replace it. If you need detailed instructions...

Replace it.
If you need detailed instructions you will have to provide more information about your bike make and model
07-22-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By alcjphil

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non...

What pressure are you inflating to? Back when non hook bead rims were the norm most tires recommended no more than 70 psi
07-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By alcjphil

The overall width of a 9 speed cassette is within...

The overall width of a 9 speed cassette is within 1 mm of the width of a 10 speed cassette(actually the 10 speed cassette is narrower), so limit screws won't do anything. Think about it: 8,9,and10...
07-19-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By alcjphil

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot...

105 5700 is a 10 speed shifter. You cannot "adjust" it to work on a 9 speed cassette no matter what you do
07-19-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By alcjphil

According to the OP's first post the bike is only...

According to the OP's first post the bike is only one month old. Unlikely that it is worn out, but it could be defective
07-17-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By alcjphil

Because whether the pedals are 1/2" or 9/16" you...

Because whether the pedals are 1/2" or 9/16" you need a 15mm wrench to remove or install them
07-12-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By alcjphil

The other thing to look for is Whether your front...

The other thing to look for is Whether your front wheel has a rim suitable for a rim brake. Some single speed cruisers have rims that have no brake track. A good picture of the rim would be needed to...
07-12-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By alcjphil

One area that could be a problem is if your...

One area that could be a problem is if your current wheels use quick releases rather than thru axles. Some thru axle wheels can be converted to quick release but many others can not so that is...
07-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,141
Posted By alcjphil

One of the reasons why the sprint looked a bit...

One of the reasons why the sprint looked a bit like a set piece is the phenomenal teamwork by Quickstep, they simply have the perfect team to put Cavandish in the right spot to be able to win and...
07-09-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,938
Posted By alcjphil

A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de...

A couple of years ago while climbing the Col de Pailheres in France a couple of sheep passed and dropped me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By alcjphil

The only reason that I know about the cartridge...

The only reason that I know about the cartridge bearings is that I have a spare Shimano compatible Miche freehub from having converted to a Campagnolo compatible freehub on my Elite trainer. The...
07-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By alcjphil

I suspect that gap will close somewhat when the...

I suspect that gap will close somewhat when the stem and spacers are installed and the top cap is tightened enough to set the preload on the bearings
07-09-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

I simply stated facts about the road conditions...

I simply stated facts about the road conditions which I am very familiar with and personal observations of the crash site. I expressed nothing about anything anyone else said about the causes of the...
07-08-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

If you go back and look at all my responses you...

If you go back and look at all my responses you will see that I never ever wrote one word to suggest that I thought that the driver was texting, that was someone else
07-07-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

I am the 2 people who commented if you had...

I am the 2 people who commented if you had bothered to notice who made those comments. Yes, the road does tend to invite speeding, but proper enforcement by police might reduce that problem, However,...
07-07-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

The pavement on that road was clean, dry, and...

The pavement on that road was clean, dry, and unpatched. Given that the car was not that badly damaged even though it had run into a large tree, it wasn't going all that fast. The curve is so gentle,...
07-07-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly, look at the photo of the accident site...

Exactly, look at the photo of the accident site in the OP's first post
07-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

Road design is not a factor in this accident. The...

Road design is not a factor in this accident. The road is wide, pavement is smooth, the curve is gentle, there are no intersections nearby, the speed limit is 50 kph and a driver could easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,474
Posted By alcjphil

If some helmetless guy on a hybrid with a wonky...

If some helmetless guy on a hybrid with a wonky rear wheel passed me I would simply continue at the same pace leaving him to his own devices as he celebrated having "dropped" me
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By alcjphil

Miche freehubs have 2 sealed cartridge bearings....

Miche freehubs have 2 sealed cartridge bearings. Other makers may use different designs, Shimano freehubs are completely different for Shimano hubs. The Miche website has a list of all its...
07-07-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By alcjphil

Did you grease the lower bearing as well? The...

Did you grease the lower bearing as well? The lower headset bearing is under much more stress than the upper and also is exposed to much more road grit and water should you ride on wet roads
07-05-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By alcjphil

The problem could be as simple as a worn out...

The problem could be as simple as a worn out small cog. They wear the fastest, especially if the previous owner rode much of the time on that cog
07-01-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly which bottom bracket are you asking...

Exactly which bottom bracket are you asking about? The answer to your question requires this information
07-01-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,459
Posted By alcjphil

Not true. Several years ago a car with several...

Not true. Several years ago a car with several teenagers inside missed another gentle curve about 1.5 km south of this one and ran off the road at high speed and hit a tree killing all of the people...
07-01-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By alcjphil

Is there resistance when you move the lever all...

Is there resistance when you move the lever all the way to the other position? It is important to visualize what is happening to the derailleur when you move the lever from one position to the other....
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By alcjphil

Is it the same one you asked about in 2011?...

Is it the same one you asked about in 2011?...
06-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By alcjphil

Which front derailleurs are you using? Sora...

Which front derailleurs are you using? Sora shifters work with road style front derailleurs. They won't work with mountain bike front derailleurs
06-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By alcjphil

One thing that many inexperienced riders fail to...

One thing that many inexperienced riders fail to do is to install the front wheel consistently. I have removed my front wheel hundreds of times in order to transport my bicycle in my car and the only...
06-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,373
Posted By alcjphil

This would be my reason to upgrade to a...

This would be my reason to upgrade to a Hollowtech II crank. It probably would be a bit stiffer than the square taper crank that you have now but not noticeably lighter
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By alcjphil

On any bike, particularly an older one, anything...

On any bike, particularly an older one, anything that has been replaced or modified will change the overall weight. Different tires and inner tubes, a different saddle, any added accessories, new...
06-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By alcjphil

27 x 1 1/4 tires will fit your wheels. The tires...

27 x 1 1/4 tires will fit your wheels. The tires will be slightly wider than 27 x 1 1/8 tires
06-21-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By alcjphil

Limit screws have no effect on gears in the...

Limit screws have no effect on gears in the middle of your freewheel. All they do is limit how far the derailleur travels inward and outward.
The front derailleur itself will have limit screws, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,792
Posted By alcjphil

How long does it take for chemicals in your water...

How long does it take for chemicals in your water bottle leach out into the water? If it takes less than one hour I might worry, but I very much doubt it
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,361
Posted By alcjphil

Don't do that. No sort of high pressure washer...

Don't do that. No sort of high pressure washer should ever be used on a high end road bike that has not done at least 100 km in torrential rain. Even then, the bike should be completely disassembled...
06-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By alcjphil

What type of quick release? The open cam type is...

What type of quick release? The open cam type is much less effective than the closed type cam
06-18-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By alcjphil

How far have you ridden these tires and how far...

How far have you ridden these tires and how far do you expect bicycle tires to go? All tires wear out, the more you ride the sooner you need new ones
06-18-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By alcjphil

The OP already has a spacer above the stem....

The OP already has a spacer above the stem. Another spacer would probably be better added below it
06-18-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe, but those hubs were so good that there was...

Maybe, but those hubs were so good that there was probably a fair bit of demand for them. I have a set on my old Limongi and they are strong and very smooth all these years later. In fact, the bike...
06-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By alcjphil

Remove the top cap and observe how close the...

Remove the top cap and observe how close the steer tube comes to the top edge of the spacer. If it is almost flush you will not be able to preload the headset bearing. This could easily happen if...
06-17-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By alcjphil

I will add this: If the 8 speed cassette required...

I will add this: If the 8 speed cassette required a spacer, the 9 speed cassette will require the same spacer
06-17-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By alcjphil

If an 8 speed cassette fits on the hub without...

If an 8 speed cassette fits on the hub without spacers, so will a 9 speed cassette
06-16-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By alcjphil

It is very likely that your Peugeot was built in...

It is very likely that your Peugeot was built in Canada
06-16-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By alcjphil

What shifter(make and model) and what derailleur...

What shifter(make and model) and what derailleur do you have? Limit screws only limit how far the derailleur travels from large to small chainrings.
06-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By alcjphil

Metal pulleys tend to be noisier than the ones...

Metal pulleys tend to be noisier than the ones that came with your derailleur. Are those pulleys larger than the originals? That could also create clearance issues between the top pulley and the...
06-12-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By alcjphil

You mention KMC quicklinks but not the actual...

You mention KMC quicklinks but not the actual chain you bought. Is it a Shimano chain? Is it supposed to be directional?
06-11-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By alcjphil

Could be a rapid rise derailleur which would...

Could be a rapid rise derailleur which would shift to the largest cog if the cable broke
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