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03-20-10, 08:50 AM
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Posted By seagull.apollo

Hey everybody. I'm looking for a White Industries...

Hey everybody. I'm looking for a White Industries front hub. Got to be 36 hole, non-disc. Reply here or pm, cheers!
10-08-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,479
Posted By seagull.apollo

Thank you for the info, folks. I'll give these...

Thank you for the info, folks. I'll give these things a shot and get back to you.
10-08-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,479
Posted By seagull.apollo

Let's talk about the Mavic 610/616 bottom bracket

So I have this bike. This nice bike. This nice bike that I want to make into a winter work bike. THE PROBLEM:

It has one of the Mavic threadless bottom brackets...
07-06-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By seagull.apollo

$20 seems reasonable for that bike, at least...

$20 seems reasonable for that bike, at least where I come from. You might need to do so pretty serious cleaning, and new tires, cables and housing will be a must. Still, that'll work out to what, $50...
07-06-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By seagull.apollo

This doesn't sound that unreasonable to me....

This doesn't sound that unreasonable to me. Assuming this conversation is verbatim, you didn't really give him much to work with.
05-04-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By seagull.apollo

that'd make a nice fixie.

that'd make a nice fixie.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By seagull.apollo

my market is hot enough that even a hundred for...

my market is hot enough that even a hundred for that would be okay. if that popped up on the local cl i'd be all over it.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By seagull.apollo

what a nice bike. something very elegant about...

what a nice bike. something very elegant about it. the seatstay bridge looks like a cinelli one i remember being mentioned in a thread a week or so back. durned if i can find it, though.

hope...
04-22-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By seagull.apollo

Man, those PAC bags are pretty. One problem is...

Man, those PAC bags are pretty. One problem is that I wouldn't really like to spend more than $200, even though I know, you get what you pay for. I'd prefer to learn that lesson the hard way. That's...
04-22-09, 02:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,549
Posted By seagull.apollo

What a dink. I hope he rides his Dutch city bike...

What a dink. I hope he rides his Dutch city bike back to Barcelona so we don't have to read any more of this mindless anti hipster screed.
04-22-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By seagull.apollo

Bingo: ...

Bingo:

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-84224226242177_2046_18461747

Velo Orange handlebar bag (it was the first one to spring to mind). Still, there are plenty more handlebar bags...
04-21-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,677
Posted By seagull.apollo

it looks good, but it also looks like it would...

it looks good, but it also looks like it would get really dirty and maybe the sail wouldn't be able to hold up to a lot of use. keep us posted on the bag's progress please.
04-21-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By seagull.apollo

Thanks for the heads up. I think the flyaway is a...

Thanks for the heads up. I think the flyaway is a little small anyways for my needs.



Already did that, man. I said so in my original post. Unless I don't know how to work the search...
04-20-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By seagull.apollo

Canadian Messenger Bags

Hey, so I did an hour or so of searching and came up with the usual suspects aka UTW, Cocotte and PAC. Does anyone have some hidden gems they want to share. US exchange is killing me. Oh, and if...
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By seagull.apollo

just buy it, man! $125 in nothing compared to...

just buy it, man! $125 in nothing compared to happiness. it's obviously high quality.
04-14-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,898
Posted By seagull.apollo

Beautiful bike. I feel like I should give you a...

Beautiful bike. I feel like I should give you a wedding present or something.
03-12-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,066
Posted By seagull.apollo

Well, we're starting a volunteer run bike...

Well, we're starting a volunteer run bike co-operative in Victoria, which has to be one of the most bike-starved cities on the West Coast. Seriously, you can move anything that has two wheels and a...
02-09-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,605
Posted By seagull.apollo

Nice bike, Otter.

Nice bike, Otter.
01-22-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,205
Posted By seagull.apollo

I'm from C&V. You wouldn't need to grow up if you...

I'm from C&V. You wouldn't need to grow up if you went to SS/FG and posted criticisms, providing it was in a thread that was asking people what they thought. Posting on C&V doesn't mean that you have...
01-22-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,205
Posted By seagull.apollo

As people have been saying, fixed gears are...

As people have been saying, fixed gears are cheap. They're easy to maintain. They're fun. Now old parts have bikes to go to, even after they've been neglected for thirty years. It's something of a...
01-16-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,613
Posted By seagull.apollo

Best send off ever. Hats off to you, sir.

Best send off ever. Hats off to you, sir.
12-02-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,720
Posted By seagull.apollo

Third place is beautiful. Seems to have...

Third place is beautiful. Seems to have perfectly captured the spirit of the contest. First place is lovely too. The shellac-paper bag bar tape is a touch of brilliance! Now that I think of it,...
11-26-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,082
Posted By seagull.apollo

That's just a silly bike. Too nice for words.

That's just a silly bike. Too nice for words.
09-14-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By seagull.apollo

I love those macro shots of the super-dirty...

I love those macro shots of the super-dirty before cleaning bikes. Nice looking rides. His and hers?
09-14-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,238
Posted By seagull.apollo

My new favorite bike. Customization taken to the...

My new favorite bike. Customization taken to the next level.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-10-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By seagull.apollo

Thanks everybody. Does anybody have any insight...

Thanks everybody. Does anybody have any insight into what it would cost to set up a shop? I suppose that financially that's the real measuring stick. I have a little bit of torch time under my...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-07-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By seagull.apollo

UBI Frame Building Course

I'm wondering if anyone has taken a frame building course at UBI. Specifically, I'm looking for first hand information on the cromoly-brazing course. Is it worth the fee they charge? You can check...
07-08-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By seagull.apollo

Cool, thanks dudes.

Cool, thanks dudes.
07-08-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By seagull.apollo

Bike Music for Radio Show

If you have any good songs about bikes then post them up. I'm doing a radio show tonight and I want to play some stuff that I haven't before. Punk songs would be nice; there's one by an all-girl...
06-04-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,385
Posted By seagull.apollo

caterham: Is there a part of the website...

caterham: Is there a part of the website dedicated to older Coppi bikes? I couldn't find any, but that could have been the Italian leading me astray.

dannyg1: No, unfortunately it was not this...
06-03-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,385
Posted By seagull.apollo

Fausto Coppi Bicycles

The internet has been of no use to me. What I am searching for is a primer on Fausto Coppi bicycles, if these even exist. Just recently I had the opportunity to view what I thought was a Fausto...
05-31-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By seagull.apollo

Claud Butler Gran Sport... to buy?

While I don't have pictures, it is this exact bike:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298843&highlight=claud+sport+gran+butler

In excellent riding shape, very few nicks on the paint. ...
04-17-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By seagull.apollo

As I was surfing this thread this morning my...

As I was surfing this thread this morning my girlfriend asked me if I was going to buy that bike, and seemed disappointed when I said no. It's a beautiful bike, for sure. Have I seen it at UVic or...
04-16-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By seagull.apollo

Thanks for all the saddle info. I'm going to get...

Thanks for all the saddle info. I'm going to get me some mink oil, Proofide and lemon juice and make a go of it. For all the Victoria riders I've never actually been to Fairfield bikes; I do almost...
04-16-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By seagull.apollo

Gotta clean an old Brooks Pro

"If you take it all you can have it for $20"

Included in that "all" was a bunch of nuts, bolts, stretched chains, cranks missing mates and oh yeah, an old Brooks Pro. It's missing the name badge...
04-16-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

Okay, here's how to do it: 1.) Roll in...

Okay, here's how to do it:

1.) Roll in packs. Get a friend or two until you've gone out once or twice. Just makes things easier and less scary if you're in a rough part of town or don't like...
04-14-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

How so? I eat food that's no worse than the food...

How so? I eat food that's no worse than the food that you eat, I simply got it at D-Mart instead of Walmart. Every single person I've ever taken out with me has been appalled at the amount of food...
03-26-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

Apollo as far as Greek gods went was a bit of...

Apollo as far as Greek gods went was a bit of Renaissance Man and I've always liked the idea of people doing everything themselves. However, I only started researching him after I made the name. ...
03-25-08, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

Simple living to me means salvaging what other...

Simple living to me means salvaging what other people throw away so that things that have already been made aren't wasted. What's your idea of simple living?
Forum: Introductions
03-20-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By seagull.apollo

Thanks East Hill. I'll get Apollo pics up as soon...

Thanks East Hill. I'll get Apollo pics up as soon as I clean it up a little. Should I post those here or in C&V?
03-17-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

Maybe I save more like $150 dollars a month, I...

Maybe I save more like $150 dollars a month, I don't really know. The thing is I ate a lot worse before the dumpster days because I didn't have enough money to buy what I wanted. Now I get probably...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By seagull.apollo

gull says hi

hey everybody, this is seagull.apollo here, hailing from beautiful victoria b.c. canada. i ride an apollo (no kidding) sport 10, but i'm always plying garage sales for new stuff. i've been riding...
03-15-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,300
Posted By seagull.apollo

80s Raleigh Concorde Question

I was at a garage sale this morning and bought a couple of bikes (Trek Multitrack - $20 with Lepper Saddle! 1974 Ladies Raleigh Sport 3 Speed Internal Hub - $20) and the guy who was putting the thing...
03-14-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,377
Posted By seagull.apollo

The restaurant I work at has a line to SFC, who...

The restaurant I work at has a line to SFC, who make heavy duty slip resistant kitchen shoes for about $50.
...
03-14-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By seagull.apollo

Identifications Forum

Has this idea already been tabled? I did a search and couldn't see anything, but if I wasn't thorough enough please excuse me. I think it would be a good things for a few reasons:

1.) Less...
03-14-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 356,774
Posted By seagull.apollo

I used to spend a lot of money on food, and then...

I used to spend a lot of money on food, and then I discovered dumpster diving. That extra two hundred dollars a month goes a long way.
03-12-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By seagull.apollo

80's Norco Mountaineer - worth it?

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/5178400&category=mountain-bikes

It's $40, single speed, Araya rims, not much more info on it but what's in the ad. I have no real knowledge of 80s Norco...
03-06-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By seagull.apollo

Blue speckled early 90s-late 80s frame. You know...

Blue speckled early 90s-late 80s frame. You know the one, kind of like a really ****ty Pollock in two colors. It's rad though.
03-05-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By seagull.apollo

Norco Victory Tri-A Frame for a Fixie Conversion?

Good idea or bad? I have a line on one and I'm looking to build up for a friend, I just don't really know that much about Norco bikes. It's 'Chromalloy' tubing, and not too heavy (haven't weighed...
03-05-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By seagull.apollo

The shifters are indeed Tektros, I forgot to...

The shifters are indeed Tektros, I forgot to include that in the original post. I'm going to buy it, but maybe just fix it up and sell it to another friend in need of a road bike. Thanks for your...
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