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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-06-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By kebbs
Good point - I will be buying 42mm soon :) The...

Good point - I will be buying 42mm soon :) The bike came with the 28/32mm. Thanks!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-05-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By kebbs
Alu frame, Alex DM18 36H wheels: will it take my 265 pounds?

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Hello everyone,

I am looking to lose weight (again) but I'm unsure if this bike will take my 265 pounds.

I did as much research about this as I could, but would greatly appreciate...
Forum: Touring 12-27-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By kebbs
Thanks for the answers everyone. So nobody thinks...

Thanks for the answers everyone. So nobody thinks that the no-name 4130 Cromoly (brazed-on) is significantly weaker than the Tange MTB frame?
Forum: Touring 12-17-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By kebbs
Thanks for all your input - useful as always :)

Thanks for all your input - useful as always :)
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By kebbs
This Bianchi is a 90's model, without suspension...

This Bianchi is a 90's model, without suspension and is most definitely steel, namely Tange 5 MTB plain gauge tubing.
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By kebbs
Hi Brad, no tubing manufacturer on the Peugeot....

Hi Brad, no tubing manufacturer on the Peugeot. Just says "4120 Cromoly Plain Gauge Tubing".
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,045
Posted By kebbs
4120 Cromoly vs. Tange 5: which frame to build for fully-loaded?

Hello everyone! I am building a dedicated tourer and I have two MTB frames I need to settle on. Here are the specs:

Peugeot Mackenzie
4120 Cromoly plain gauge tubing
Direct Brazing

Bianchi...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,632
Posted By kebbs
You will quickly outgrow the type of bikes you...

You will quickly outgrow the type of bikes you find at Walmart. Better to invest in a good used bike because you can always resell it for more or less the same value in case you end up hating bike...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-06-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By kebbs
Spare tube (wrapped in an old sock), adjustable...

Spare tube (wrapped in an old sock), adjustable wrench, multi-tool (with a chain breaker and spoke tool), Swiss army knife, tire levers, patch kit, basic first aid kit, two gel shots. A small pump is...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-06-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,864
Posted By kebbs
+1!

+1!
Forum: Eastern Canada 11-06-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By kebbs
Hello, I would get to Island Park (lane),...

Hello,

I would get to Island Park (lane), continue down on Fisher (decent shoulder for the most part), merge on Prince of Wales (decent shoulder), left on Hunt Club (lane).

Hope this helps.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By kebbs
Sheldon Brown's article on tire mixing should be...

Sheldon Brown's article on tire mixing should be a good starting point (at least for the rationale part of your question): http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#mixing
Forum: Commuting 11-01-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,091
Posted By kebbs
I'm paranoid about theft, so I must ask: where...

I'm paranoid about theft, so I must ask: where will you be parking this bike? If it is in a known theft hotspot, you may want to compromise a bit (i.e. get something cheaper). You really don't want...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-29-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11,747
Views: 1,874,813
Posted By kebbs
Found this on the curb, sans saddle. Added the...

Found this on the curb, sans saddle. Added the saddle and cleaned it.348457
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-18-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By kebbs
I am unsure of the exact specifications, but that...

I am unsure of the exact specifications, but that looks like one solid frame, definitely worth building up.
Forum: Touring 08-14-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By kebbs
Peugeot PB12 Course frame OR Bianchi Ocelot frame: which one to build?

I have two frames at hand and I need your opinion as to which one would be better suited for particular touring (see further below). First, this is what I have:

1) Peugeot PB12 with Reynolds 501...
Forum: Touring 08-06-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By kebbs
I thought so too, but I knocked at the residence...

I thought so too, but I knocked at the residence where the bike was discarded and was told to take it :) The gentleman had no use for it and did not feel like fixing it.
Forum: Touring 08-06-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By kebbs
Bianchi Ocelot found on the curb: is it worth repairing/turning into a touring bike?

I found a Bianchi Ocelot few days ago. The frame is XL - perfect for myself.

While the frame, brakes, both derailleurs, and the handlebar are in decent shape, both wheels, freewheel, chain, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By kebbs
Thanks for all your responses! I will now talk to...

Thanks for all your responses! I will now talk to my buddy who used to be a welder (but is clueless about bikes) and see what he says. Cheers.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-13, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
Posted By kebbs
I would use that bike as a general short-distance...

I would use that bike as a general short-distance commuter/beater and invest in a slightly better bike for this purpose. Comfort is paramount for longer distances and I don't think that bike will cut...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By kebbs
Will sawing off/removing this part affect the frame's integrity? See photo.

Hello everyone,

This box used to house electric parts of this (formerly) electric bike. Upon being given this bike, I removed everything electric and I am currently looking for remove this last...
Forum: Eastern Canada 07-19-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By kebbs
There are quite a few (and longer) paths as you...

There are quite a few (and longer) paths as you head north towards Ottawa. What kind of information are you looking for?
Forum: Touring 07-15-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By kebbs
Thanks for the info George. Could you tell me...

Thanks for the info George. Could you tell me more? Which aspects did you find to be horrible? The weight is probably one of them. What else?
Forum: Touring 07-14-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By kebbs
Hi cyclebum: I'm a newbie to riding more than...

Hi cyclebum: I'm a newbie to riding more than 30km per day (18 miles or so). So yes, I will most definitely have to check out various tips on conditioning myself. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Touring 07-14-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By kebbs
Many sincere thanks to everyone! Some great...

Many sincere thanks to everyone! Some great advices... Cheers!
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