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09-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By alcjphil

Too bad the USA doesn't get the Golf Sportwagon....

Too bad the USA doesn't get the Golf Sportwagon. I can fit 2 bikes inside easily
09-18-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By alcjphil

Take some measurements of the actual frame...

Take some measurements of the actual frame spacing compared to the over locknut spacing of your wheel. If the difference is 2 mm or less this is a non issue
09-18-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By alcjphil

What a score. All those great components attached...

What a score. All those great components attached to a very well made beautiful frame. Bicycle bliss
09-18-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By alcjphil

Did you know that 29" wheels and 700c wheels are...

Did you know that 29" wheels and 700c wheels are the same diameter? Wider 700c tires fit perfectly on 29" rims
09-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By alcjphil

In my former place I had an alcove that was...

In my former place I had an alcove that was wasted space so I built this:
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As a...
09-18-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By alcjphil

Yours is very nice. The Columbus decals on mine...

Yours is very nice. The Columbus decals on mine do not specify what tubing was used although the 27.2 seatpost seems to indicate perhaps SL. Whatever tubing was used it has a nice smooth ride
09-18-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By alcjphil

I don't think so, the paint is chipped in many...

I don't think so, the paint is chipped in many places and the decals are coming off along the bottom of the top tube. Paint chips touched up with silver fingernail polish, looks good from a social...
09-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By alcjphil

That was the way it was when it was given to me...

That was the way it was when it was given to me by my neighbour. It had been sitting out on our shared back porch for about 4 years
09-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By alcjphil

So I found the quill stem that came with the bike...

So I found the quill stem that came with the bike along with a suitable handlebar and this was the result:...
09-17-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By alcjphil

Compact chainrings for 135mm BCD do not exist....

Compact chainrings for 135mm BCD do not exist. The smallest small ring you can install is 39 teeth
09-16-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 652
Posted By alcjphil

The OP hasn't got back to us yet about the actual...

The OP hasn't got back to us yet about the actual tire size
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By alcjphil

You have enough different gear ratios. The...

You have enough different gear ratios. The problem is that your lowest gears are not low enough. This can be addressed in 2 ways. First, a cassette with a larger large cog, and second a smaller small...
09-16-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By alcjphil

It is only 29 inches if a very wide tire...

It is only 29 inches if a very wide tire (2+inches) is used
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By alcjphil

Too bad the owner "upgraded" the crank. I have a...

Too bad the owner "upgraded" the crank. I have a Limongi with the same Mavic components and the starfish crank is beautiful
09-15-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,907
Posted By alcjphil

Limit screws are just that, limits. They have no...

Limit screws are just that, limits. They have no effect whatsoever on shifts in the middle. You should not be touching them
09-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By alcjphil

I have heard a sound like that from a broken ball...

I have heard a sound like that from a broken ball bearing
09-14-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,907
Posted By alcjphil

This is a 5 year old thread without information...

This is a 5 year old thread without information about the bike in the original question
09-14-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

You need a chain tool to cut the chain to the...

You need a chain tool to cut the chain to the correct length.
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By alcjphil

You are going to have to wait at least 3 years to...

You are going to have to wait at least 3 years to do this. Shimano has not yet brought out Dura Ace 2 x 12 which will be followed a year later by Ultegra and 105 the year after that
It is also...
09-14-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By alcjphil

20 year old cable housing should be replaced when...

20 year old cable housing should be replaced when installing a new shifter
09-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By alcjphil

Think I have you beat on frame logos, I counted 19

Think I have you beat on frame logos, I counted 19
09-14-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By alcjphil

Pretty obvious that the frame geometry has been...

Pretty obvious that the frame geometry has been radically changed. The only way to tell is to ride both sizes. My guess (and it is only a guess) is that the medium size would feel more familiar than...
09-14-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By alcjphil

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I'll see your logo and raise you a few, 2007 Look 595
09-14-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,885
Posted By alcjphil

Mine is more like a cat

Mine is more like a cat
09-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 505
Posted By alcjphil

The "gears" on that freewheel are not going to be...

The "gears" on that freewheel are not going to be easier to clean if the freewheel is removed from the hub. If cleaning the cogs is the goal, you need 2 chainwhips to remove them from the body of the...
09-14-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By alcjphil

I prefer something less mainstream than either...

I prefer something less mainstream than either Trek or Specialized. Not saying anything against either make, but they don't do it for me
09-14-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By alcjphil

Your Limongi looks very similar to mine

Your Limongi looks very similar to mine
09-14-20, 10:57 AM
09-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,885
Posted By alcjphil

My carbon road bike told me that she prefers to...

My carbon road bike told me that she prefers to ride inside the car where she feels much safer
09-14-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By alcjphil

Not mentioned so far is the importance of making...

Not mentioned so far is the importance of making sure that both bolts are tightened to the same torque value. Even if the calibration of the torque wrench is off a bit, the bolts will have been...
09-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 488
Posted By alcjphil

Not sure that Canadian bills would work well...

Not sure that Canadian bills would work well since they are made of plastic. I keep a piece of Tyvek in my wallet instead
09-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By alcjphil

That is often indicative of cable friction. Have...

That is often indicative of cable friction. Have the cables been changed?
09-13-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By alcjphil

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09-13-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

If you didn't know about the bolt, you simply...

If you didn't know about the bolt, you simply didn't know. However it does pay to examine things closely before using your drill. Make sure to save all other hardware from the old derailleur, that...
09-13-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

You didn't have to drill out the pulley bolts....

You didn't have to drill out the pulley bolts. You could have removed them with a hex wrench and saved them as spares
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By alcjphil

A raleigh Sports would not be considered to be a...

A raleigh Sports would not be considered to be a cruiser
09-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

They will then cancel each other out. Would be...

They will then cancel each other out. Would be easier if you removed the pulley wheels from the broken derailleur since it won't be reused.
09-13-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By alcjphil

Just because your tire is supposed to be able to...

Just because your tire is supposed to be able to handle 65 psi doesn't mean that it is necessary or useful to push its boundaries. 60 psi for a tire that wide is too much for normal riding
09-13-20, 10:13 AM
09-13-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 467
Posted By alcjphil

You don't even need a chain tool. Derailleur...

You don't even need a chain tool. Derailleur pulleys can be removed and replaced to install the chain
09-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By alcjphil

60 psi for a 26 x 2.1 tire sounds excessive. I...

60 psi for a 26 x 2.1 tire sounds excessive. I would be running that tire at no more than 45 psi and sometimes less
09-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By alcjphil

Are your wheels tubeless ready? If not tubeless...

Are your wheels tubeless ready? If not tubeless is a bad idea
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,255
Posted By alcjphil

Well, there is 10 minutes wasted on this that I...

Well, there is 10 minutes wasted on this that I will never get back. Took me that long to notice how old this thread is
09-12-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By alcjphil

If your Cannondale was sold at a time when 8...

If your Cannondale was sold at a time when 8 speed cassettes were available it is likely that it has rear spacing that will work for 8+ speed rear cassettes. The best thing about Cannondale bikes of...
09-12-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By alcjphil

you need a strap wrench...

you need a strap wrench...
09-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 535
Posted By alcjphil

That is a tubular tire, not tubeless, although...

That is a tubular tire, not tubeless, although Tufo makes tubular tires that do not have inner tubes, most tubular tires have inner tubes sewn inside the outside casing of the tire
09-12-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 535
Posted By alcjphil

If you plan on stopping by skidding on a regular...

If you plan on stopping by skidding on a regular basis, make sure to buy a few extra tires. You will be changing them often. Coaster brakes are able to slow and stop you without skidding. By the way,...
09-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By alcjphil

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better...

Buy a pair of proper cable cutters. Far better than what you have now
This is one of the better ones:...
09-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By alcjphil

From what I understand you have interrupter...

From what I understand you have interrupter levers on the bar top without any other lever on the drop. The best solution is to buy the drop levers and install them running the cable to the...
09-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By alcjphil

You are only one post away from being able to...

You are only one post away from being able to include pictures. Once to show us what you have, advice about mounting the computer can be given
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