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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-11-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Just wanted to confirm I did have the brake pads...

Just wanted to confirm I did have the brake pads pointing in the right direction (it was pure luck) so I won't be shooting projectiles from the front brakes while going downhill towards a fireworks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Ok, after looking at picture of Kool Stop Dura...

Ok, after looking at picture of Kool Stop Dura Holders on the internet, I can confirm that I had the opening of the brake holder towards the REAR of the bike. I know I have the screws (that stop the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Nobody has ever accused me of being the brightest...

Nobody has ever accused me of being the brightest brick on the wall :)

I'm going to double check when I get home. I know I have the plow tip at the rear of the bike and I'm going to double check I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
I've got the opening of the metal brake shoe,...

I've got the opening of the metal brake shoe, towards the FRONT of the bike. Isn't that the correct way to do it?

When pedaling forward, the wheels are spinning front to back. So when I engage the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-09-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
I just wanted to thank everyone for taking to...

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking to time to help me out. I used my fingers to hold the pad while tightening it up and it seems to have worked out.

Thanks again
James
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
One of the ends of the pads (which is pointed...

One of the ends of the pads (which is pointed towards the rear of the bike) has a tip that is fatter than the rest of the pad. I was wondering why it had this odd shaped tip, and it appears that it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thanks very much for all of the replies. I'm glad...

Thanks very much for all of the replies. I'm glad to see this is a somewhat common issue and I'll give the suggestions a try.

I was starting to regret buying these Kool Stops as they were slightly...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,846
Posted By Mr_Pacman
My brake shoe/pad keeps twisting while I'm tightening it. Any suggestions?

I recently bought some Kool Stop brake shoes with the replaceable pads.

I have caliper brakes (unbranded, cheap Tektro......but I don't think it matters for my problem).

Once I get the pad...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-14-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Just wanted to thank everyone for their...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions and replies. I ordered a set of "North Road" style handlebars from Amazon.ca. They arrived and are very close to what I was looking for. They don't...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-08-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Handlebar suggestions. Looking for something upright

Last year I bought a brand new Globe Roll 7 bike brand new from the LBS. As you can see from the picture, it has high rise handlebars that curve around so you are sitting upright.

The bike shop...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-08-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thanks for the replies. I also noticed there is a...

Thanks for the replies. I also noticed there is a brand called Microshift that makes some thumb shifters for the Shimano Inter 7 hubs.

Any thoughts on quality of Shimano vs Microshift?

Thanks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-08-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Replacing Shimano Nexus 7 Twist Shifter with the Shimano Nexus SL-7S50 trigger shift?

Hello everyone,

I recently bought a Specialized Globe Roll 7 bike.

This bike comes with the Nexus SG-7R50 internal, 7 speed hub.

It comes with a Twist Shifter which I'm not overly fond of.
...
Forum: Commuting 11-27-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mr_Pacman
I agree. I'm in Canada and it's frustrating to...

I agree. I'm in Canada and it's frustrating to see the price difference between the two countries on the exact same items. It has been getting better over the years, as many US retailers are...
Forum: Commuting 11-26-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. ...

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies.

Another local bike shop was having a "Black Friday" sale and they had the Specialized Globe Roll 7's on sale for $499 down from $929. They were also out...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-21-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11,205
Views: 1,010,759
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Great thread! Are there any companies that...

Great thread!

Are there any companies that are currently making bikes like these in a cro-mo frame with an internal gear hub?

I have found some very nice, similar bikes on the Raleigh website...
Forum: Commuting 11-20-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thanks for the suggestions so far. I did have a...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I did have a look at the Linus bikes at the local dealer and that is an option I'm considering.

I was poking around the Raleigh website last night and found the...
Forum: Commuting 11-19-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thanks for the reply. I'm not overly mechanically...

Thanks for the reply. I'm not overly mechanically inclined so I was hoping to buy a bike from a local store that is already built and ready to go.

disk brakes are not a concern for me.
Forum: Commuting 11-19-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,116
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Cromoly Frame with Internal Gear Hub suggestions?

I think this might be the most appropriate forum for this.

I'm looking for a steel cro mo frame with an internal gear hub. I had a look at the Globe Roll 7, but the store doesn't have my size in...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-16-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,844
Posted By Mr_Pacman
For me, the initial attraction was low...

For me, the initial attraction was low maintenance. I was tired of having my multi-speed bikes making clicking/clacking sounds and chains getting stuck between gears. I'm mechanically inept, so it...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-04-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 178,730
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Interesting thread. I turn 40 in a few months. ...

Interesting thread. I turn 40 in a few months.

I've had a few back surgeries at L4/L5, with the final one being an L4/L5 lumbar fusion 4 years ago. Doctor has suggested against jogging for...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-26-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Perfect. Thank you for taking the time to reply. ...

Perfect. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

James
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-26-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Mr_Pacman
What is this floating plastic disc on the chain side of the hub?

I just bought a brand new single speed bike from my local bike store. the store is quite far away, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to help vs me going back to the shop to ask questions. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Help with removing front wheel and moving shifters

Ok, I'm new to bikes. I watched various videos on youtube and searched the forums.

I've got a 2012 Cannondale Quick 3. It has V brakes and a quick release front wheel.

I'm having two issues:
...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-08-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,896
Posted By Mr_Pacman
Thaer, email me at jdixon1974 at gmail ....

Thaer,

email me at jdixon1974 at gmail . com
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-17-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,896
Posted By Mr_Pacman
I'll probably give it a shot with the stock...

I'll probably give it a shot with the stock components first for a while to see how it goes. I'm not planning on hitting many bumps and only want to stick to paved smooth surfaces until I can assess...
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