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10-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By alcjphil

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a...

Ride it. If the rims don't wear down to a reasonable braking surface, then start looking for a new wheel
09-23-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By alcjphil

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike...

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike that sold for under $200 over 40 years ago seems like a very poor bet. A handy person could probably make this bike rideable for well under $100....
09-22-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,198
Posted By alcjphil

After 46 years as a cyclist, the best way to...

After 46 years as a cyclist, the best way to combat boredom is to go out and find some new routes. This past week, I took out my mountain bike after a year of not riding it much and found some new...
09-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,487
Posted By alcjphil

One time, riding to work my rear wheel seized up....

One time, riding to work my rear wheel seized up. The locknut on the left side of the wheel had come loose and the cone screwed itself into the bearings to the point that the rear wheel locked up and...
09-02-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By alcjphil

Like you, I had a tubeless puncture last year...

Like you, I had a tubeless puncture last year that sealant did not repair properly. So, I dismounted the tire and applied a proper patch on the inside. It has been fine ever since
08-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By alcjphil

Did you consult with Marinoni about this? They...

Did you consult with Marinoni about this? They have dealers in the US and should be familiar with costs and procedures
08-24-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By alcjphil

Think about it. Your stem is compressing a steer...

Think about it. Your stem is compressing a steer tube made of carbon fiber. If the top of the stem is above the top of the steer tube, pressure on the steer tube exerted by the top pinch bolt will...
08-19-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe the problem isn't the interface between the...

Maybe the problem isn't the interface between the pedal and the crank, but the interface between the pedal and the cleat/shoe
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By alcjphil

How old is your current chain? Unless it is...

How old is your current chain? Unless it is almost new it is never a good idea to install a new cassette without changing the chain as well
08-07-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,388
Posted By alcjphil

Store your bike inside your car if that is a...

Store your bike inside your car if that is a worry for you. I always buy cars that have space for my bike inside the car. I would not ever consider keeping my bike on a rack on the outside of my car...
08-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,886
Posted By alcjphil

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay...

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay overtime to someone willing to work after regular business hours
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By alcjphil

Yes, when I bought my Shamal 2way fit wheels...

Yes, when I bought my Shamal 2way fit wheels years ago, the tools were included. The procedure is not as difficult as might be assumed once you learn how to do it. It is just different from the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By alcjphil

Be aware that replacing a spoke on a Fulcrum...

Be aware that replacing a spoke on a Fulcrum Racing Zero or its Campagnolo Shamal equivalent requires some special tools. You need the specific spoke wrench, you need a tool to hold the spoke to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By alcjphil

I took a look at the frame geometry chart and was...

I took a look at the frame geometry chart and was left scratching my head. If they can't even get that right they are not getting my $4000($5250 CDN)
Talk about lost in translation
07-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By alcjphil

So find a shop that is familiar with Campagnolo...

So find a shop that is familiar with Campagnolo components. There are KMC quicklinks that can be used, but you have to know how to install them. Shops that only know how to install Shimano components...
07-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By alcjphil

That tire is toast, the sidewall is tearing away...

That tire is toast, the sidewall is tearing away from the bead. Failure is imminent.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that...

Carbon fibre is not a magic material that universally solves some people's problems with road vibration. There are some carbon frames that are unbelievably stiff if the designer was looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By alcjphil

Here is the deal: with electronic shifting, pros...

Here is the deal: with electronic shifting, pros and beginners are all equal as far as shifting goes. If you want the lightest bike possible, buy one with your preference of mechanical groupset. If...
07-04-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By alcjphil

I had an experience going the other way. A friend...

I had an experience going the other way. A friend of mine has always used Shimano components. A few years ago I built up a bike for him using an Ultegra 6800 component group. He had a set of wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,701
Posted By alcjphil

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the...

Bike component choice is not binary, despite the fact we are living in the digital age. So, I have 2 great road bikes equipped with Campagnolo components. I have a touring bike that has Shimano...
07-03-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By alcjphil

That crank in the picture requires a 102 mm...

That crank in the picture requires a 102 mm spindle
07-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,538
Posted By alcjphil

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry...

Exactly why all threads should have an expiry date. Fine to quote something from an old thread, but resurrecting threads about products that may no longer exist is not useful
07-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,832
Posted By alcjphil

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night

Heracles cleaned them out in a single night
06-29-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By alcjphil

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175714...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175714-nishiki.html
Apparently you didn't read the replies in this thread. Your bike has a cottered crank. If you wish to upgrade to a sealed bearing...
06-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By alcjphil

Is this the bike?...

Is this the bike? https://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mens-Schwinn-Sidewinder-Bike/151457759
If it is, this is not a good candidate for conversion to a larger wheel size. The rear rim brake will no...
06-20-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,344
Posted By alcjphil

I would opt for option 3: Return the bike at...

I would opt for option 3: Return the bike at their expense and they send out the bike that they sold you in the first place. The refund would have to be more substantial for me to choose the first...
06-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 23,176
Posted By alcjphil

Here is my take: every year our bike club takes...

Here is my take: every year our bike club takes on new members. We do our best to teach them how to behave properly while riding with others. One of the hardest things to teach them about is to get...
06-07-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,778
Posted By alcjphil

Did you not read the next 8 words? "Don't do...

Did you not read the next 8 words? "Don't do this part of the job yourself"
Seems pretty clear to me
06-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By alcjphil

Try this: switch front and rear tires. If the...

Try this: switch front and rear tires. If the condition moves to the front wheel you will be closer to an answer
06-06-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,778
Posted By alcjphil

That red tool is a tubing cutter for metal...

That red tool is a tubing cutter for metal tubing. Your fork steer tube is carbon fiber. Do NOT cut your fork steer tube with a tubing cutter, you will ruin it
06-03-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 26,050
Posted By alcjphil

Please, which chain lube are you asking about?...

Please, which chain lube are you asking about? Don't leave us in suspense. Vague references to unknown products that may or may not be hazardous are not useful information
05-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By alcjphil

What you have on your rear wheel is a freewheel,...

What you have on your rear wheel is a freewheel, not a cassette. In order to upgrade to 8 speed you will need a new rear wheel.
05-19-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By alcjphil

OK, he lost me in the first few seconds when he...

OK, he lost me in the first few seconds when he referred to the front wheel as a "tire". Colour me "elitist" if you want, but don't try to sell me anything using inaccurate terms. Stupid advertising.
05-08-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,618
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fibre components are not plastic, they are...

Carbon fibre components are not plastic, they are composites of different materials as are many other familiar things we use EG: concrete is a composite material we use all the time
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,418
Posted By alcjphil

That sounds like a very good idea to me. But, if ...

That sounds like a very good idea to me. But, if longevity is important to you, and you are not concerned about a bit of extra weight, disc brakes do not have as small a benefit as you seem to...
12-03-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By alcjphil

The first thing you have to research is what 10r...

The first thing you have to research is what 10r or 11r actually means. These could be terms that Specialized makes up to compare their own models having no basis for comparison to any other bike on...
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