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01-27-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By alcjphil

Worst case scenario is that the cable breaks at...

Worst case scenario is that the cable breaks at the shifter and is impossible to remove
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe the frame, but the components appear to be...

Maybe the frame, but the components appear to be 9 speed 105 which came out years later
01-27-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 250
Posted By alcjphil

Probably time to change cables

Probably time to change cables
01-26-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 562
Posted By alcjphil

The spokes of my Campagnolo Shamal wheels don't...

The spokes of my Campagnolo Shamal wheels don't lend themselves well to most spoke reflectors but reflective tape does a good job and weighs almost nothing...
01-25-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By alcjphil

What type of mount for the calliper? If it is a...

What type of mount for the calliper? If it is a flat mount a helical might be the only solution. Either that or tapping the mount out to a larger size and using a larger mounting bolt
01-24-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By alcjphil

From the angle of this photo it is difficult to...

From the angle of this photo it is difficult to tell if the derailleur is too high above the large chainring. I think it might be. A photo taken at the same level as the derailleur might show this...
01-24-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By alcjphil

I am not even sure that a Campagnolo drop bolt...

I am not even sure that a Campagnolo drop bolt would work on your brake callipers. I agree that it is the most elegant solution however
01-24-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By alcjphil

That bar does not fit that stem. I can see...

That bar does not fit that stem. I can see daylight between the bar and stem. That is a dangerous failure possibility
01-24-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By alcjphil

My Canyon Grizl came equipped with 700 x 45 tires...

My Canyon Grizl came equipped with 700 x 45 tires which are pretty big for a gravel bike. On unpaved roads and mild single track it rides like a charm, but on more difficult terrain you can really...
01-23-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By alcjphil

My Question: Why a spoke protector if you don't...

My Question: Why a spoke protector if you don't have a derailleur?
01-23-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By alcjphil

They were called "drop bolts". One of the...

They were called "drop bolts". One of the problems with long reach brake callipers is reduced mechanical advantage. Drop bolts solved this problem
01-23-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By alcjphil

Alcohol is a poor solvent for grease.

Alcohol is a poor solvent for grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By alcjphil

I have also used this method. The nice thing...

I have also used this method. The nice thing about it is that you can then inject your sealant through the valve stem, install the valve, inflate the tire and be ready to ride. Fast and no mess
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By alcjphil

Your rear wheel should be able to accept an 11...

Your rear wheel should be able to accept an 11 speed Shimano cassette if you remove the spacer that is behind the 9 speed cassette. An 11 speed Shimano cassette can be adjusted to work with an 11...
01-21-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By alcjphil

Depends on the specific derailleur and the...

Depends on the specific derailleur and the specific shifter you are using
01-18-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By alcjphil

The Mavic "howl of death" from the rear wheel is...

The Mavic "howl of death" from the rear wheel is well known. Any experienced group cyclist has heard it many times. The only thing that I have never heard of is excessive noise from a front Mavic...
01-18-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By alcjphil

This thread is fun to read. So much anecdotal...

This thread is fun to read. So much anecdotal information. So, I will add this: When I first started racing I was riding my Raleigh Professional MK4 which I bought in 1973. By the 1990's when I...
01-18-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By alcjphil

If you have never run road tubeless tires I can...

If you have never run road tubeless tires I can understand a certain reluctance to convert. However as a 13 year road tubeless user I can state that it simply isn't that difficult if the wheels are...
01-18-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

I bought one of those years ago when Campagnolo...

I bought one of those years ago when Campagnolo brought out 11 speed chains. I already had a good chain tool and all I needed was to be able to peen the pin. I was able to buy at wholesale prices...
01-18-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By alcjphil

Interesting: It is very seldom that the OP comes...

Interesting: It is very seldom that the OP comes back and revives a 10 year old thread, but as the OP you totally get a pass. Thanks for the update
01-18-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 463
Posted By alcjphil

The derailleur hanger can be knocked out of line...

The derailleur hanger can be knocked out of line fairly easily. There is a tool designed to check alignment and correct it if necessary. By the way, the term freewheel and cassette do not refer to...
01-17-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By alcjphil

The peening tool was introduced when Campagnolo...

The peening tool was introduced when Campagnolo went to 11 speed. It wasn't used for 10 speed chains
01-16-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By alcjphil

If flat tires are a concern, simply convert to...

If flat tires are a concern, simply convert to tubeless. The GP 5000's on the bike are probably tubeless ready and the rims may well be already taped. This was the case for my Canyon Grizl which I...
01-13-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By alcjphil

One point that I have not seen mentioned in this...

One point that I have not seen mentioned in this thread: In 1974, the Raleigh Competition had a 5 speed freewheel and therefore 120 mm rear dropout spacing. Most built wheels today would require 126...
01-12-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By alcjphil

One thing to look into: Some Cervelo models from...

One thing to look into: Some Cervelo models from that timeframe actually had reversible seat post heads to allow for a more forward saddle position. You might be lucky enough that yours is one of them
01-12-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, I don't give out my email address here

Sorry, I don't give out my email address here
01-12-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By alcjphil

Is there a cable guide on the chain stay and is...

Is there a cable guide on the chain stay and is it on the top or bottom? A lot of older frames are designed for cable routing above the bottom bracket
01-07-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By alcjphil

It should be about what you prefer. I have a...

It should be about what you prefer. I have a couple of road bikes with Campagnolo components and a gravel bike with Shimano. Not much experience with SRAM
01-05-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 773
Posted By alcjphil

I had a Look 481SL size 55 that I couldn't get...

I had a Look 481SL size 55 that I couldn't get comfortable on. I am 5' 10" tall. I had previously had a Look KG381 with almost identical geometry that seemed better. Try as I might, I couldn't get...
01-05-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By alcjphil

If any hub can be run with an 8 speed freewheel...

If any hub can be run with an 8 speed freewheel it would be that one. I have a set of these hubs running a 7 speed freewheel on my Limongi. They run smooth as silk even after 35 years of use. Also, I...
01-04-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By alcjphil

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Look 481SL with red wall tires
01-03-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By alcjphil

Sounds like a lot more trouble than using a bike...

Sounds like a lot more trouble than using a bike case to take your own bike with you
01-03-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By alcjphil

What would you do with the built bike when your...

What would you do with the built bike when your trip is over? Sell it? Give it away? Bring it back with you? You would need a container for it
01-02-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By alcjphil

Take a closer look at the wheels in the OP's...

Take a closer look at the wheels in the OP's first post. The nipples are at the rim, not the hub
01-02-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,975
Posted By alcjphil

You can install an 11 speed Campagnolo cassette...

You can install an 11 speed Campagnolo cassette on a wheel that accepts a 10 speed Campagnolo cassette. However you would then need to buy 11 speed Campagnolo shifters and derailleurs
01-02-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By alcjphil

Manufacturers often will substitute components...

Manufacturers often will substitute components from other companies due to supply shortages. That different chain pin sounds very much like the joining pin used by Shimano to install their chains
01-02-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By alcjphil

Is the chain really a KMC? Don't rely on the...

Is the chain really a KMC? Don't rely on the specs, look at the chain. KMC chains usually have the company name engraved on the chain links and they are sold with the quick link included.
01-01-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 932
Posted By alcjphil

In a pinch, I have replaced the Boa wire with...

In a pinch, I have replaced the Boa wire with fishing line. Lasted for years
12-31-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By alcjphil

In your early post you stated "Tubeless sealant...

In your early post you stated "Tubeless sealant is a necessity of tubeless mounting, not just an anti-flat solution". That isn't true for some tires. I usually install my tires, inflate and wait...
12-31-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By alcjphil

Sealant isn't universally needed in tubeless...

Sealant isn't universally needed in tubeless tires. My road bike with tubeless Hutchinson Fusion5 tires is currently running sealant in only one of the 2 tires. When I set my Canyon Grizl up tubeless...
12-31-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By alcjphil

The tire in the picture is clearly a pneumatic...

The tire in the picture is clearly a pneumatic tire. Would like to be there during the drilling of the first hole
12-31-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By alcjphil

I believe that the OP is talking about drilling...

I believe that the OP is talking about drilling the rim so as to accept a schrader valve
12-29-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,191
Posted By alcjphil

My favourite tool is a small ball peen hammer...

My favourite tool is a small ball peen hammer that was given to me by my father who in turn received it from his father who was a master mechanic
12-28-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By alcjphil

Are you able to cite a specific example? I have...

Are you able to cite a specific example? I have been riding road tubeless for about 12 years now and have never encountered this problem even in race situations. My road tubeless setup comes as close...
12-28-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By alcjphil

All road bike tire systems have bear traps....

All road bike tire systems have bear traps. Tubular? If not well glued you can roll a tire off. Just look at the film of the famous descent into Gap where Joseba Beloki rolled a tubular approaching...
12-28-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,391
Posted By alcjphil

So, it wasn't you saying that

So, it wasn't you saying that
12-28-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By alcjphil

Listen: I have gone down with tube type tires...

Listen: I have gone down with tube type tires when my front tire punctured as I was leaning into a corner. Nothing I could do about it. On the other side I hit a pothole at 70 kph hard enough to dent...
12-28-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By alcjphil

Maybe not. The lower speed and higher effort...

Maybe not. The lower speed and higher effort might have kept your hands warm. That said, I probably would have done what you did
12-28-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,863
Posted By alcjphil

I know what you mean and I certainly did not have...

I know what you mean and I certainly did not have that meaning in mind. "Dana" is shocked that you would think that way about her
Bye the way, I did often did think of my Raleigh Professional as...
12-28-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,486
Posted By alcjphil

The no pointy bits is something that can be...

The no pointy bits is something that can be important if your spare inner tube has been punctured by your one piece non folding multi tool when you have a flat tire
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