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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-16-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Novakane
Steel frame tubes generally have decently thick...

Steel frame tubes generally have decently thick walls. You'd need an awful lot of corrosion in the chipped spots to weaken it in any significant manner, and it would have to be a pretty large area of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-16-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Novakane
I think that is definitely a factor and may even...

I think that is definitely a factor and may even be at the root of it. I'm not exactly at an age anyone would really consider "old" but I'm in my late '30s and the signs that mortality has been...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-15-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Novakane
Still looks like it would be easily crushed by a...

Still looks like it would be easily crushed by a large truck rather than "pushed aside" as he suggests, IMHO.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Novakane
I am not a reckless cyclist, IMHO. I was perhaps...

I am not a reckless cyclist, IMHO. I was perhaps more so when I was a teen, but a few close calls in traffic set me straight long ago.

I say IMHO because one might consider not being 100% aware of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Novakane
Certainly I can agree that the initial incident...

Certainly I can agree that the initial incident wasn't a spectacular crash, nor was it close to the worst I've experienced in my life. I never really had any issues getting back "up on the horse" as...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Novakane
Getting Back on the Saddle After Injuries

I've been riding bikes since I was a child and have been traveling/commuting by bike for all of my adult life, so I never expected to ever get spooked away from riding.
Sadly, that's exactly what...
Forum: Commuting 04-14-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,677
Posted By Novakane
It can be easy to overthink it, but I agree with...

It can be easy to overthink it, but I agree with the posters who's sentiment is "just get on a bike and go" - this is how I started.

As a teenager in the country the next town over was an hour...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-06-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By Novakane
I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including...

I paid a fraction of that (about $60 including shipping) for a short cage Cyclone a little while ago... I saw others selling for twice what I paid. I thought I may have overpaid, but it's a nice...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-06-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,917
Posted By Novakane
Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's...

Nice touch with the bicycle trying to edge it's way into the photo. :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,917
Posted By Novakane
I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my...

I'm not much of a fighter per se... Part of my martial arts training when I was younger was that your mouth is the best way to win/avoid a conflict before falling back on your fists. I've gotten a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By Novakane
Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the...

Another thought, to the best of my knowledge the Sekine plant in Canada made exclusively Sekine bikes.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-12, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By Novakane
Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that...

Definitely not a Sekine... They've scavenged that rear wheel from one. Likely since both are Canadian bikes, they broke the original wheel and it was what was available.
I don't believe those...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-04-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Novakane
Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for...

Decent brakes from the time (Weinmann for example) would have been made from alloy, those are clearly steel given the rusting on them so they're going to be heavier and of unknown manufacturing...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-28-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Novakane
+1 Start with the least harsh chemicals such...

+1

Start with the least harsh chemicals such as diluted dish detergent (Dawn works really well at removing grease and not leaving a film), and/or vinegar and a Mr. Clean magic eraser. Go to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-28-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Novakane
Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed...

Is it any better/different from Shimano sealed cartridges?
Forum: Commuting 08-28-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,240
Posted By Novakane
I'm being proactive this year and building a bike...

I'm being proactive this year and building a bike just for destructive riding in the Winter, but I'm doing it now instead of waiting until I get all twitchy about it mid-snow-season.
I always could...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-28-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 209,969
Posted By Novakane
Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just...

Brand new, C&V-looking "J&L Classic" saddle. Just your basic Regal clone.

269881

Came directly from Taiwan and is going to on my Sekine to help complete the white accenting and replace the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-28-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Novakane
I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it...

I had Simplex on my old Grand Prix... When it worked, it worked fine. After about 10 years of use on a 30-40 year old plastic part things started wearing out and cracking. I suppose that's a fairly...
Forum: Commuting 08-27-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,240
Posted By Novakane
Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good...

Getting a second bike, as suggested is a good start. Get yourself a set of tools for working on your bikes. Park Tools and Sheldon Brown's website have plenty of information explaining how to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-27-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Novakane
The drops should be as close to parallel with the...

The drops should be as close to parallel with the ground as possible while still being comfortable to hang onto.
See the link posted by Metacortex for lots of good info and note how the bars are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-27-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Novakane
That is indeed a pretty cool bell.

That is indeed a pretty cool bell.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-27-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By Novakane
No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer...

No pics at the moment, but thinning the primer (two parts primer, one part water) is turning out much smoother. I've tried a couple of different brushes and find its working best with a small foam...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-27-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11,748
Views: 1,880,240
Posted By Novakane
Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end......

Not a C&V bike, and not particularly high end... Falcon clones of Shimano Lark/Tourney derailleurs, ashtabula cranks, CCM punched steel brakes. Your basic Canadian Tire department store bike.
This...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-25-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,655
Posted By Novakane
Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though,...

Alright, I'll play... I'm a retro grouch though, so there's lots of tech that's been made that I do not care for...

Indexed shifting - I've been tasting the koolaid lately on my Miyata 1000, but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By Novakane
Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy...

Not black, but I just put a set of Alex alloy wheels on my bike and I am suitably satisfied. I notice someone mentioned they aren't light - and they aren't especially. Only about a half pound lighter...
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