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10-20-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 921
Posted By alcjphil

I use a GPS bike computer and I don't own a smart...

I use a GPS bike computer and I don't own a smart phone.
Works just fine
10-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By alcjphil

A lot will depend on the volume of the tire you...

A lot will depend on the volume of the tire you are pumping. Most bicycles with tires that use schrader valves are high volume/lower pressure tires. With these tires very little pressure is lost and...
10-16-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By alcjphil

I own a bike with 10 speed Record shifters and...

I own a bike with 10 speed Record shifters and Record brake callipers. My Record brake callipers are black and are the "Differential" version meaning that the front calliper is dual pivot and the...
10-16-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By alcjphil

What specific shifter will you be using. You have...

What specific shifter will you be using. You have said that you will use friction shifting. However, some older friction shifters are not able to pull enough cable to shift across a 9 or 10 speed...
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By alcjphil

The Ultra Torque crank could narrow things down...

The Ultra Torque crank could narrow things down if it is original. They only made 10 speed Ultra Torque cranks for a very short time before 11 speed came out
10-14-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By alcjphil

What type of bottom bracket does your frame...

What type of bottom bracket does your frame require?
10-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By alcjphil

This is important information. I don't know of...

This is important information. I don't know of any SRAM 11 speed shifter that will work with any Ultegra rear derailleur
10-11-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By alcjphil

STI is a Shimano acronym. Those are Campagnolo...

STI is a Shimano acronym. Those are Campagnolo Ergopower shifters, not sti. I would start by disconnecting the cables from the derailleurs and start from scratch to set them up
10-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By alcjphil

Do XT cassettes last longer?No, they don't....

Do XT cassettes last longer?No, they don't. However, they are lighter
10-08-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By alcjphil

If it is a common bike, why not share the make...

If it is a common bike, why not share the make and model? Honestly it is very frustrating not to have this information.
10-08-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By alcjphil

Sounds as if the threads in the derailleur hanger...

Sounds as if the threads in the derailleur hanger are stripped.
10-08-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By alcjphil

That is correct. A Shimano FH6800 freehub will...

That is correct. A Shimano FH6800 freehub will not fit your hub since it was not made by Shimano
10-04-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By alcjphil

This can be done, but the process is time...

This can be done, but the process is time consuming. First, you have to find a replacement hub whose flanges are the same diameter and have the same number of holes as your current hub. Next, you...
10-04-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By alcjphil

It is a wireless computer. There are no external...

It is a wireless computer. There are no external contacts on the head unit
10-04-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 612
Posted By alcjphil

That looks like an aluminum axle. Even using an...

That looks like an aluminum axle. Even using an axle vice you might easily damage the threads of that soft metal. I would be looking to see if the axle can be pushed out the drive side before doing...
10-04-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By alcjphil

This is a pretty good guess. My older Garmin Edge...

This is a pretty good guess. My older Garmin Edge 500 computer takes a lot longer to get a satellite lock than my newer Edge 820
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,146
Posted By alcjphil

These tires were ridden to victory in yesterday's...

These tires were ridden to victory in yesterday's Paris Roubaix:
​​​​​​https://www.bikeradar.com/news/continentals-grand-prix-5000-s-tr/
10-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By alcjphil

What sort of bike computer are you asking about?...

What sort of bike computer are you asking about? Is it wired? Wireless? Does it use GPS? Not knowing what sort of sensor it uses to determine speed makes any answer a guessing game
10-04-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By alcjphil

It won't work and even if it did it wouldn't be...

It won't work and even if it did it wouldn't be an upgrade. Tiagra 4700 series shifters work much better than 105 5700 series shifters
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,022
Posted By alcjphil

You don't suffer because of the bike, rather you...

You don't suffer because of the bike, rather you suffer because a time trial requires you to ride at your limit throughout the entire race
10-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By alcjphil

OP also says that the chain and cassette are new....

OP also says that the chain and cassette are new. Could be that all those changes exposed another underlying problem
10-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,064
Posted By alcjphil

Had you shown the bike to the people in the shop...

Had you shown the bike to the people in the shop previously? Did they tell you that you need 1/2" pedals sight unseen? Just by looking at your picture I can tell that you almost certainly need 9/16"...
10-03-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,064
Posted By alcjphil

I thought that your OP indicated that you wanted...

I thought that your OP indicated that you wanted to use 9/16" pedals
10-03-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By alcjphil

That would be my guess as well. Yesterday, my...

That would be my guess as well. Yesterday, my SRAM X7 rear derailleur was exhibiting similar behavior. Replacing cable and housing solved the problem
10-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 612
Posted By alcjphil

Have you considered that the drive side is not...

Have you considered that the drive side is not supposed to be removed? Possibly after removal of the non drive side locknut the axle can be pushed out of the hub on the drive side
10-03-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 612
Posted By alcjphil

Who made the hub? Knowing how to service...

Who made the hub? Knowing how to service something starts with knowing what you are working on. Different hubs require different methods
10-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,064
Posted By alcjphil

I agree with this. The chances that this crank...

I agree with this. The chances that this crank needs a 1/2" pedal are vanishingly small
10-02-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By alcjphil

Looks very much as if your chain is too long, but...

Looks very much as if your chain is too long, but it is difficult to tell due to the angle from which the photos were taken.
10-02-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By alcjphil

Upload a picture of the chain on the large cog...

Upload a picture of the chain on the large cog and on the large chainring. Then we will be able to tell if the chain is too long
09-30-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By alcjphil

80 psi is very high pressure if the bike in...

80 psi is very high pressure if the bike in question has 27 x 1 1/4" tires and rims without hook beads. 60 - 70 psi for a setup like that would be closer to the realistic maximum
09-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,811
Posted By alcjphil

Road tubeless is neither untested nor new having...

Road tubeless is neither untested nor new having been around for over 10 years and with mountain bike tubeless having been around for a lot longer than that. My own experience with road tubeless goes...
09-27-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,804
Posted By alcjphil

Mavic 7 speed indexed shifters ...

Mavic 7 speed indexed shifters
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3514_69b6d317320254da61ac35694d2a0dda97ece50b.jpg
09-26-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,235
Posted By alcjphil

One question: What sort of rim tape are you...

One question: What sort of rim tape are you using? Tubeless rim tape can make tire removal easier it is thinner than most regular rim tapes and it works just fine with tube type tires
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By alcjphil

My only question is: How tall are you? That frame...

My only question is: How tall are you? That frame looks pretty big, for someone over 6 feet tall. It is too big for the current owner, the saddle has been pushed all the way down as far as it can go
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By alcjphil

Of course it matters. Your trainer cassette has...

Of course it matters. Your trainer cassette has to have the same number of cogs as the rear wheel on your bike. If it doesn't, your shifting won't work
All you have to do is remove the rear wheel in...
09-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By alcjphil

Another sometimes overlooked part of a brake...

Another sometimes overlooked part of a brake system is the condition of the cables and housings. Too much friction in the cables can reduce the effectiveness of your brakes
09-25-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By alcjphil

Chances are good that you need a 15mm wrench, but...

Chances are good that you need a 15mm wrench, but that is a guess without knowing what bike you have.
09-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By alcjphil

I would be reluctant to buy a 25 year old full...

I would be reluctant to buy a 25 year old full suspension mountain bike. Suspensions require maintenance and you would have no idea how well it was taken care of or how it was used. However, at $100...
09-24-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 303
Posted By alcjphil

If that simple repair sounds too difficult, you...

If that simple repair sounds too difficult, you could also have the wheel repaired by a bike mechanic. Buying a complete wheel when an inexpensive part could be replaced sounds silly. As well, you...
09-23-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,463
Posted By alcjphil

Read this article, describes a painful crash...

Read this article, describes a painful crash during the Giro a few years ago caused by removing pawls from a freehub
https://www.velonews.com/gear/road-gear/the-wheel-that-may-have-lost-the-giro/
09-23-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,083
Posted By alcjphil

​​​​​​https://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html#:...

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09-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By alcjphil

OP's pictures:...

OP's pictures: https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/22546814
09-20-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By alcjphil

This is the problem. Had the tires been the size...

This is the problem. Had the tires been the size indicated on the box, they would have fit perfectly
09-20-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By alcjphil

This is a very poor description of the procedure...

This is a very poor description of the procedure you use. Watch the video in that previous post
09-20-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By alcjphil

How do you crank them down?

How do you crank them down?
09-20-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By alcjphil

The fix for this is to learn how to properly...

The fix for this is to learn how to properly install a quick release wheel. Quick releases, if installed correctly, do not loosen. You cannot convert a bike with quick releases to through axle
09-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By alcjphil

I believe that this is the correct approach....

I believe that this is the correct approach. Earlier on the OP said: "I didn't have the spacers handy for a photo but they are 1 mm spacers and there are two of them all together. They seem to be in...
09-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By alcjphil

Can't say much about Campagnolo or Wipperman...

Can't say much about Campagnolo or Wipperman chains with Shimano drivetrains, but I recently installed a Wipperman chain on my 10 speed Campagnolo drivetrain and it is by far the quietest running...
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By alcjphil

Which of the 2 bikes shown are you asking about?...

Which of the 2 bikes shown are you asking about? The first one is a UE8 which came with an Ideale saddle. The second bike is a UO8 and the saddle is not original to the bike
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By alcjphil

That plastic wrapping was a cost cutting measure....

That plastic wrapping was a cost cutting measure. Most other bikes I built had paper wrapping around the frame tubes along with all kinds of pieces of cardboard tied to the frame for protection. It...
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