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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon wheels can be pretty tough as Danny...

Carbon wheels can be pretty tough as Danny MacAskill proves:
​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjjiHGuHoc
05-12-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By alcjphil

Better quality bikes are sold in several frame...

Better quality bikes are sold in several frame sizes. The smaller frames have top tubes that are lower
05-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

If you have horizontal dropouts you probably...

If you have horizontal dropouts you probably don't need a chain tensioner unless they are very shallow. You simply cut the chain to the correct length and slide the axle back until the chain is at...
05-02-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By alcjphil

The headset with a higher stack might not have...

The headset with a higher stack might not have enough exposed threads for the locknut
04-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By alcjphil

Have you tried measuring the gap with your weight...

Have you tried measuring the gap with your weight on the pedal?
04-29-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By alcjphil

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you...

If the shoe soles were touching the platform you would probably find it very difficult to unclip from the pedal. You need that 1 mm gap
04-27-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By alcjphil

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the...

Are the tires worn? A flat tire happens when the inner tube has been punctured somehow, as long as the tire has not been ripped open by road debris it may still be good. Flat repair is the one skill...
04-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,530
Posted By alcjphil

+1. Use the seat post in the clamp to hold the...

+1. Use the seat post in the clamp to hold the bike
04-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

If you have to replace both rim and spokes it may...

If you have to replace both rim and spokes it may not be any more expensive to buy a complete wheel
04-23-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By alcjphil

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area...

Exposed cables have zero friction in the area where they are exposed
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By alcjphil

I put my mountain bike in the back of my station...

I put my mountain bike in the back of my station wagon with the drive side up, been doing so for years with no damage to the brake rotors. Just make sure that the axles are firmly attached. If your...
04-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By alcjphil

In this picture the shock looks like a black blob...

In this picture the shock looks like a black blob and I can't even make out the lettering on the bike frame.
04-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By alcjphil

I would not choose a bike like the Roam for the...

I would not choose a bike like the Roam for the type of riding you plan to do. For a bit more money the ToughRoad offers much better gearing and dispenses with the heavy suspension fork:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,216
Posted By alcjphil

I don't understand this statement. High volume...

I don't understand this statement. High volume tires don't require high pressure, nowhere close to 110 psi
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,775
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound...

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound weight difference compared to an aluminum frame. The only bike frame that I have ever had a failure with in almost 50 years of cycling was an aluminum...
04-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,121
Posted By alcjphil

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as...

Looks to me as if the downtube suffered damage as well. Look at the underside of the tube near the head tube lug, looks as if it is crumpled. The frame and fork appear to be a write off
04-05-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By alcjphil

The silver coloured part is a valve extender

The silver coloured part is a valve extender
04-01-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By alcjphil

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in...

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in Laval about 15 years ago. Very impressive place, seems they got some financial support from the Quebec government. They were still riding high from the...
03-30-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By alcjphil

When air is highly compressed it gets hot. Think...

When air is highly compressed it gets hot. Think about how a diesel engine works
03-30-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By alcjphil

Usually the inner ring will have a small tab on...

Usually the inner ring will have a small tab on its inner edge halfway between two chainring bolt holes that has to be lined up with the crank arm to match it to the outer ring
03-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By alcjphil

Ultegra Di2 6800 is 11 speed as per the OP I...

Ultegra Di2 6800 is 11 speed as per the OP
I agree that the inner ring could be out of sync with the big ring
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By alcjphil

The "hooks" on the downtube are likely pump pegs....

The "hooks" on the downtube are likely pump pegs. Along with the stem shifters these could be UO8's which are often mistaken for PX10's. What size wheels? PX10's came equipped with tubular tires
03-26-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By alcjphil

Freewheel cogs are pretty much impossible to find...

Freewheel cogs are pretty much impossible to find for a specific freewheel anymore
03-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By alcjphil

+1 An overly tight chain can cause exactly the...

+1
An overly tight chain can cause exactly the described problem. Many bikes like yours are shipped with the chain much too tight
03-24-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By alcjphil

I am curious. Chain Reaction is an online...

I am curious. Chain Reaction is an online retailer based is the UK from what I know. Did you buy the bike from an actual store or did you buy online and do final assembly yourself? If you had to do...
03-24-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,804
Posted By alcjphil

If the original derailleur is still in good...

If the original derailleur is still in good condition it doesn't have to be changed. Rather, you will need a new shift lever to change from 7 to 5 or 6 speeds
03-23-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,804
Posted By alcjphil

OP doesn't seem to understand that changing the...

OP doesn't seem to understand that changing the freewheel won't change the OLD of the hub
03-19-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By alcjphil

Does this hub currently have a 7 speed freehub?...

Does this hub currently have a 7 speed freehub? Hubs are measured for width by the over locknut dimension, not the total axle length. Are you attempting to convert the hub to 8/9/10 speed?
03-19-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,136
Posted By alcjphil

Riding to school with a child is a great...

Riding to school with a child is a great opportunity to teach them how to ride safely. Allowing them to do things that are obviously unsafe teaches them the opposite
03-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,547
Posted By alcjphil

Masters are classed by age, not by experience or...

Masters are classed by age, not by experience or ability. They used to call us veterans, but they changed that about 20 years ago not long after I started racing as a "master"
03-18-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By alcjphil

According to Trek, the bike has rack and fender...

According to Trek, the bike has rack and fender mounts. If you can install a rack you should also be able to install a child seat using the same mounting points
03-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By alcjphil

A hub motor exerts no extra force on the rest of...

A hub motor exerts no extra force on the rest of the drivetrain. One of its advantages over a mid drive setup
03-18-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,093
Posted By alcjphil

My mountain bike has a presta valve on the front...

My mountain bike has a presta valve on the front wheel and a Schrader on the rear. Last time I had a flat the inner tube I had at hand was a Presta valve so that is what I used with the suitable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By alcjphil

What is missing here is what hybrid bike you are...

What is missing here is what hybrid bike you are riding. Hybrids run the gamut from comfort bikes to flat bar road bikes. A comfort hybrid would not be what you want for most bike club rides. A...
03-17-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By alcjphil

And just what is an SL 7?

And just what is an SL 7?
03-16-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By alcjphil

Nobody makes 6 speed cassettes any more. If your...

Nobody makes 6 speed cassettes any more. If your wheel has a 9 speed cassette, what you are thinking of buying is a 6 speed freewheel, not a cassette. They are not interchangeable. If you want to use...
03-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By alcjphil

Actually, 1 1/8" threaded headsets are not very...

Actually, 1 1/8" threaded headsets are not very common at all. 1" was the standard for decades, When 1 1/8" came out most bikes using that standard went to threadless headsets. However, not to worry....
03-15-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By alcjphil

Wouldn't it be easier and less expensive to buy...

Wouldn't it be easier and less expensive to buy brake callipers with longer reach? Even if you find wheels you may have great difficulty finding tires
03-13-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By alcjphil

That rear derailleur will not work with those...

That rear derailleur will not work with those shifters just for starters
Your "cassette" is most likely a freewheel. 6 speed cog spacing is not the same as 7 speed.
03-12-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By alcjphil

In order for the axle to slide farther into the...

In order for the axle to slide farther into the dropouts the chain would have to be lengthened. The "metal stabilizer bar" is the reaction arm for the coaster brake. It can be easily moved along the...
03-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly. The "B" screw is on the lower pivot....

Exactly. The "B" screw is on the lower pivot. Don't shorten the chain
03-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,028
Posted By alcjphil

Do you have any idea what sort of price range you...

Do you have any idea what sort of price range you are looking at? While it is true that you can double the number of gears and come close to cutting weight in half, you can't do it at a cost that...
03-08-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By alcjphil

A 2017 Felt VR5. Did you buy the bike from a...

A 2017 Felt VR5. Did you buy the bike from a dealer? If so and if it was a new bike this would be a warranty issue
03-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By alcjphil

OP hasn't posted in this forum for over 3 years

OP hasn't posted in this forum for over 3 years
03-05-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By alcjphil

My guess is that the weight saving will be...

My guess is that the weight saving will be insignificant and unnoticeable.
03-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By alcjphil

+1 Cyclists already have plenty of devices and...

+1
Cyclists already have plenty of devices and strategies for detecting cars and being visible. I built up most of my bikes myself and know ell how to maintain them. What we can't control is the...
03-02-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By alcjphil

Design better cars. they and their drivers are...

Design better cars. they and their drivers are the root of the problem
03-02-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,475
Posted By alcjphil

Better driver training and more bicycle friendly...

Better driver training and more bicycle friendly law enforcement. No device can save you from a poorly trained, entitled driver driving a 3 ton vehicle at 3 times your speed
03-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 7,845
Posted By alcjphil

I didn't do any group riding last year of course,...

I didn't do any group riding last year of course, but I do belong to a large 400 member club. They have several rides every week, including mid week day rides for retired members, weekend rides, and...
03-01-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,085
Posted By alcjphil

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