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08-09-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 680
Posted By alcjphil

These statements are telling. First, find out ...

These statements are telling. First, find out what exact bike and what size you are dealing with. It is possibly the wrong size for you
Your husband says you are not sitting properly? What does...
08-04-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,646
Posted By alcjphil

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair...

Just to be clear: A CO2 cartridge does not repair a flat tire. All that it does is to inflate an already repaired or replaced inner tube. A pump will do the same job, albeit more slowly. The ease of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By alcjphil

Once I learned how almost 10 years ago, I have...

Once I learned how almost 10 years ago, I have mounted every single road tubeless tire I have ever owned by hand with no tire elvers
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By alcjphil

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is...

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is much harder than the aluminum alloy crank arms. 99.9% of the time the crank arm has to be replaced
07-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By alcjphil

As someone who owns a full suspension mountain...

As someone who owns a full suspension mountain bike along with several road bikes I can say that my mountain bike is a pig to ride on pavement, just awful. And I am not talking about a cheap full...
07-28-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By alcjphil

If you can do a 60 km ride and not feel bad at...

If you can do a 60 km ride and not feel bad at the end you can easily do an 80 km ride right now
07-28-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 489
Posted By alcjphil

This information would have been very useful at...

This information would have been very useful at the beginning of this thread. Steel forks are much more forgiving than ones made of other materials. I used a miter box the first time I cut a...
07-28-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By alcjphil

Very easy to make that assumption, 10 speed...

Very easy to make that assumption, 10 speed Ultratorque was only for one model year
07-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By alcjphil

This is a basic misunderstanding of Campagnolo...

This is a basic misunderstanding of Campagnolo Ultratorque cups. They are totally independent of each other with no sleeve in between. If you untorque the driveside cup, the non driveside cup will...
07-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By alcjphil

When you installed the new cable did you run it...

When you installed the new cable did you run it under or over the shift drum? Under is correct
07-20-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By alcjphil

I have never understood the obsession some people...

I have never understood the obsession some people have about the model year of bicycles. Anyone who has followed the model year "progression" of bicycles can easily see how many bike models actually...
07-20-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,936
Posted By alcjphil

Really good advice along with your earlier posts....

Really good advice along with your earlier posts. I also have learned the same lessons and guess what? I don't crash as often as I did in my daredevil younger days, and I fear crashes less. My...
07-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By alcjphil

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9...

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9 speed brifter on a Dura Ace 7400 drivetrain. Worked perfectly, so the Microshift 9 speed shifter should as well.
07-15-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By alcjphil

Wondering if the OP is confusing MPH with KPH...

Wondering if the OP is confusing MPH with KPH which is often the default measurement for bike computers
07-15-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By alcjphil

Very important. Failure to do so can result in...

Very important. Failure to do so can result in stripped threads or broken cranks. In fact, unless you are planning to overhaul the bottom bracket, removing the crank to clean it might not be a great...
07-12-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By alcjphil

This information about the trainer was missing...

This information about the trainer was missing from earlier questions hence the advice about needing a new wheel. You will need shifters, derailleurs, chain and crankset
07-06-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By alcjphil

Wider tires at lower pressure

Wider tires at lower pressure
07-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By alcjphil

Right, until you see the cash you don't actually...

Right, until you see the cash you don't actually know what it is worth
07-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By alcjphil

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?
06-24-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,083
Posted By alcjphil

A "known issue" is only known after a number of...

A "known issue" is only known after a number of owners have reported it. It takes time before that problem is reported to dealers so that they can check the problem out. I would not place any blame...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,130
Posted By alcjphil

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at...

For me it was the Col de Pailheres which came at the end of a long ride in the Pyrenees a few years ago. Our ride started with a 15 km climb right out of the parking lot and included a few other...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By alcjphil

There are 2 different versions of Tiagra 10 speed...

There are 2 different versions of Tiagra 10 speed ss derailleurs, 4600 series and 4700 series. They are not compatible with each other which is what one person was probably referring to
06-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By alcjphil

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it...

Tubeless rim tape does 2 things: First, it provides a seal for all of the spoke holes so that the rim is air tight. Second, it is very thin so that it makes it much easier to install a tubeless, and...
06-19-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

Back to the original question. I have experienced...

Back to the original question. I have experienced this myself when the pulley wheels have not been lubricated. The louder squeaking while changing gears is a symptom of dry bushings in the pulley...
06-19-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

I see oil and gunk at the outside of the pulleys....

I see oil and gunk at the outside of the pulleys. The inside bushings and the insides of the covers are what needs lube. For that the pulleys need to be dismantled and serviced
06-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

That is a very sure sign that your derailleur...

That is a very sure sign that your derailleur pulleys require cleaning and lubrication
06-19-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By alcjphil

Dealers and distributors will receive bulk...

Dealers and distributors will receive bulk shipments in the sense that they receive large numbers of individually boxed bicycles at once, sometimes full container loads. If you look at my member...
06-10-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By alcjphil

Answers so far are pretty much par for the...

Answers so far are pretty much par for the course. Very often new riders have no idea how to tighten a quick release. If the lever had the concave side facing out, it was your fault if you didn't...
06-10-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By alcjphil

+1 It is little deal unless it bothers you...

+1
It is little deal unless it bothers you after which it becomes a bigger deal
06-10-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By alcjphil

OP isn't asking about chains

OP isn't asking about chains
06-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,085
Posted By alcjphil

For bearings, as long as there is no remaining...

For bearings, as long as there is no remaining grit it is unecessary to remove any remaining oily film. After all, the bearings are going to be greased. Waste of alcohol in my opinion
06-10-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By alcjphil

Looking at the crank, that looks like a setup for...

Looking at the crank, that looks like a setup for velodrome riding
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,996
Posted By alcjphil

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a...

One thing I have learned in almost 50 years as a cyclist: No matter how good my fitness, there is always someone who is stronger than me
06-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By alcjphil

Look at the link in post #2...

Look at the link in post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . It is the same bike, brand new $299.95
06-09-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By alcjphil

Backwards

Backwards
05-27-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,839
Posted By alcjphil

The very fact of using a tire pressure gauge to...

The very fact of using a tire pressure gauge to measure tire pressure will change tire pressure. In order to measure the pressure you will have to remove air from the tire thus lowering the pressure...
05-27-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe pay some attention to the cables. Poorly...

Maybe pay some attention to the cables. Poorly routed worn and corroded brake cables can substantially reduce brake efficiency
05-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By alcjphil

That is indeed an amazing bicycle. I have a...

That is indeed an amazing bicycle. I have a friend who has had 2 custom Ryffrancks, one for touring and one for road riding. His road bike was built so that he could use 225 mm cranks(he is very...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,803
Posted By alcjphil

Put up some pictures of the worn and broken...

Put up some pictures of the worn and broken sprocket teeth. Given the condition of this bike taken out of a dumpster, my bet is that it was never ridden enough for cogs or chainrings to be worn or...
05-15-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,654
Posted By alcjphil

Why should they have to drop their already good...

Why should they have to drop their already good prices? Are you attempting to drive a cooperative business into bankruptcy...
05-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By alcjphil

You need the one that is the correct length for...

You need the one that is the correct length for the crank you will be using
05-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By alcjphil

I have an even better story. One of my friends...

I have an even better story. One of my friends bought a Marinoni very early on, I think that his bike had a 2 digit serial number. Over the years he often went back to their place of business to have...
05-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By alcjphil

If it has a flat tire and a broken spoke it isn't...

If it has a flat tire and a broken spoke it isn't in excellent condition
05-11-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By alcjphil

I own 4 Zefal HPX frame pumps. Yes they have an...

I own 4 Zefal HPX frame pumps. Yes they have an indent for a pump peg. 2 of my bikes have pump pegs on the head tube and the correct length Zefal HPX fits nicely under the top tube of those bikes...
05-11-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,465
Posted By alcjphil

Anybody remember the Kirk Precision cast...

Anybody remember the Kirk Precision cast magnesium bicycle?
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Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By alcjphil

I wouldn't pay that price. I have a bit of a...

I wouldn't pay that price. I have a bit of a problem with sellers asking high prices without bothering to at least present the item properly. Tires flat, handlebars turned sideways, not taking a few...
05-02-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By alcjphil

Cycling shorts can help. A lower saddle height...

Cycling shorts can help. A lower saddle height can make things worse. It is spring in Montreal riding on frost heaved potholed streets. I have been riding for 50 years. My 2 hour ride today left me...
05-02-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By alcjphil

At your height, you should not have a problem...

At your height, you should not have a problem with your seat post, in fact, the bike should be close to a perfect fit. The one thing I would not expect would be that you would need to have the seat...
05-01-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By alcjphil

If you buy cheap you will sacrifice both...

If you buy cheap you will sacrifice both durability and speed.
04-30-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By alcjphil

I take your point, but the current situation...

I take your point, but the current situation should be an object lesson as to how fuel prices decrease when demand drops. More bikes on the road would be good for car drivers
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