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10-25-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By Barnaby

Hey Wortman Thanks for that. If you were around...

Hey Wortman Thanks for that. If you were around in my neck of the woods I am sure I could convert you, and then you would become as insufferable as a reformed smoker. That comment about guaranteeing...
10-24-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By Barnaby

[QUOTE=bcoppola;9916270]Ahem. That's Insane...

[QUOTE=bcoppola;9916270]Ahem. That's Insane Clown Posse. Us Motowners are protective of our own. But frankly, we're both too old to be juggalos*. :)

bcoppola-got to admit that due to my poor...
10-24-09, 06:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By Barnaby

Hey Wortman, I think I figured what may have...

Hey Wortman, I think I figured what may have triggered your emotive response to my post, and that is that you may have thought that my post was primarily in response to your post just above. I should...
10-23-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By Barnaby

Hey Wortman a little early in the eve to put on a...

Hey Wortman a little early in the eve to put on a flame suite. If you read the entire thing, and I don't necessarily blame you if you didn't, you would find that the theme of what I wrote is to...
10-23-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By Barnaby

Well of course those who revert to (what should...

Well of course those who revert to (what should have been) the long discredited either/or argument are in effect willing to duel with the Japanese sword master mentioned above with aerosol cheese. I...
06-14-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By Barnaby

If you check the previous posts, much of the...

If you check the previous posts, much of the discussion centers around fit/stem angle and length. I wonder if this isn't one of the aspects of modern bikes which is retrogressive, rather than...
03-31-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,443
Posted By Barnaby

55/Rad Which Brooks is that? It looks like a...

55/Rad Which Brooks is that? It looks like a swift, and am hoping it is not a swallow since my thin wallet would not allow a coming together.
Forum: Touring
03-10-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Barnaby

The above recommendations for the Canon G10 are...

The above recommendations for the Canon G10 are on the mark. Good size and an integrated lens cover, high resolution and all the other features make it great. If you can stand the size and weight of...
01-08-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,903
Posted By Barnaby

John Tompson-Nice bike! It looks like you are...

John Tompson-Nice bike! It looks like you are using a Huret Titanium Duopar derailleur. I bought one for my Miyata 1000 in '82. Somehow I managed to get the inside adjustment screw wrong at some...
12-23-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,383
Posted By Barnaby

I am 59, will be 60 in July. Stumbled into the...

I am 59, will be 60 in July. Stumbled into the Sheldon Brown site 4 years ago, and became intrigued by the Fixed Gear rationale he espoused. Converted my two main rides to fixed; the Miyata 1000 to...
09-09-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Barnaby

Nice to hear from you Stripes. Yes, I am...

Nice to hear from you Stripes. Yes, I am interested in the two hubs, can you PM me with the am't plus shipping to R0J1N0 Canada. As to the 8-speed thing, I don't know what the rear derailleur is...
09-09-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Barnaby

Finishing a Giordana SLX

Finally getting around to finishing a Giordana SLX 130 mm rear spacing. Have Athena crankset and rear derailleur. Need rear wheel ( freehub)and shifters and brakes. I would like to have the option of...
08-16-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By Barnaby

Bikewer-Your post was succinct and reasonable. I...

Bikewer-Your post was succinct and reasonable. I totally understand your position on derailleur systems. A quality one, well adjusted is a joy. And it was not really you who I was thinking about in...
08-14-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By Barnaby

Bikewer makes a case for the benefits of a...

Bikewer makes a case for the benefits of a virtually automatic drive system, and yearns for the day when it would become fully automatic. There is no disputing the intelligence of the derailleur over...
Forum: Touring
08-01-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,872
Posted By Barnaby

This is a very timely topic for me; I was just...

This is a very timely topic for me; I was just thinking about giving up on the cycling shorts as well. My chief area of concern is the lycra stretch fabric itself, more than the integral...
07-30-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Barnaby

I guess it would not appeal to the cycling...

I guess it would not appeal to the cycling purists today. Certainly the things they wore, the fact that they were not "clipped in" would be derided. That notwithstanding, I know that if someone with...
07-30-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Barnaby

I'm making the assumption that the comment was...

I'm making the assumption that the comment was depracating towards The Superstars competition by putting it in the same category as curling. I'll leave it to others to defend curling, although there...
07-29-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Barnaby

I don't consider myself an ultra-natiionalist,...

I don't consider myself an ultra-natiionalist, but Canada is just pathetic in the present tense with respect to cycling and athletics in general. What we need is an injection of Jocelyn Lovell...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,734
Posted By Barnaby

Yamcha-Could I trouble you to go back to your...

Yamcha-Could I trouble you to go back to your reply to me in post #48. The thing that I found confusing was that with the 46 ring you could not get past 6th gear (72.2). This left 7th (81.8) and 8th...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,734
Posted By Barnaby

Sammyboy-If your response is directed at my post,...

Sammyboy-If your response is directed at my post, I think you misread. I mentioned that to shift you just have to take the load off the pedals, and that loaded shifting on hills with a deraileur is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,734
Posted By Barnaby

Yamcha-I am curious about the gear ratios you...

Yamcha-I am curious about the gear ratios you mentioned. You stated that the stock 46 ring set-up was way too tall, and that you could not advance past 6th. So, you avoided the 7th-81.8 gi, and the...
02-25-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,720
Posted By Barnaby

I have been driving myself crazy over the same...

I have been driving myself crazy over the same choice for a year now. Being so much impressed with my double fixed Phil rear hub, I have considered the idea of touring in an ultra-simple fixed mode....
02-10-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Barnaby

Thank You HillRider for taking the time to reply....

Thank You HillRider for taking the time to reply. I think I may be restricted to a fewer cog cassette though than 10. Not sure but I think tha the Athena RD may be made for 8-speed. If I have to go...
02-09-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Barnaby

Rear Wheel, shifter options for Polaris

I have a small stable of bikes with 126 mm rear ends that all have freewheels or Phil Wood double fixed rear hubs.

I have now a Giordana Polaris SLX that I want to complete. I will need a bar (...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 38,393
Posted By Barnaby

I have ordered parts from Sheldon, and when...

I have ordered parts from Sheldon, and when speaking to him on the phone, I said I knew of his love of Quebec and the French language. I asked him if he had ever heard of the group Harmonium ( a...
03-29-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By Barnaby

Sorry for the spelling of Aston Martin-maybe I...

Sorry for the spelling of Aston Martin-maybe I was thinking of the football team.
I don't consider myself a luddite-my progress in bike technology though has ended around the G.Lemond, B. Hinault...
03-28-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By Barnaby

Stapfam-I don't want to derail the thread, but...

Stapfam-I don't want to derail the thread, but I'm not sure that you are giving "respect" to late 80's technology. I just got a NOS Campagnolo Athena crankset and rings on one e-bay purchase, and...
03-28-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By Barnaby

There is virtue in buying new and supporting the...

There is virtue in buying new and supporting the local business. However, I am not convinced in the cost to benefit advantage in buying a new quality road bike over a quality used-particularly if you...
03-02-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Barnaby

Incedentally, since Barnaby likes to ride fixed,...

Incedentally, since Barnaby likes to ride fixed, he might want to look into converting his AW 3-speed hub into a 2-speed fixed. This will solve any "neutral" problems, and good 'ol Reliable Sheldon...
03-01-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Barnaby

Thanks Kurt and Mooo-I think I will rethink this...

Thanks Kurt and Mooo-I think I will rethink this idea. I guess I am a bit of a masher in the hills, and fairly poor at spinning in the flats. In fact, I hardly ever stand, the fixed gear has tought...
03-01-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Barnaby

Route Speed attempt on Sturmey-Archer

This thread is a bit of an orphan. I did not know which forum to place it on. Kindly redirect if it does not belong here.

I have entered a MS two-day event for many years. The route is an...
Forum: Touring
02-04-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,984
Posted By Barnaby

You are obviously putting thought into what to...

You are obviously putting thought into what to fill the huge caloric need that comes with touring, so you should be prepared for avoiding the temptation to gravitate too much to cheap carbs which are...
Forum: Touring
11-23-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By Barnaby

Good Morning! I thought I would weigh in on the...

Good Morning! I thought I would weigh in on the two divergent trends in this fascinating thread:
1-Pertaining to the original poster's touring ideas (specifically in Manitoba.)
2-The Riel thing
...
10-08-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Barnaby

carrying X-country Skiis

1-Anybody figure out a carrying system for skiis connected to the bike frame-rack?
2-Anybody discouver a skii boot that would allow recessed SPD cleats?
thanks
06-06-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Barnaby

Actually, if it is an American beater, it may be...

Actually, if it is an American beater, it may be a 25.6mm. The 25's I have are slightly small for my Takara that takes a 21.1 stem rather than the more common 22.2mm stem. I will have to shim mine to...
06-06-06, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Barnaby

You may be replacing a 25mm post. I had this size...

You may be replacing a 25mm post. I had this size on a Takara older frame, that also had a hard to find stem/quill size (inside diameter of steerer column smaller, but with conventional 1" outiside...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 07:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,592
Posted By Barnaby

I have often wondered about the effectiveness of...

I have often wondered about the effectiveness of machines like the gazelles that seem to allow for effortless striding, but have never thought about treadmills in the same context. If a treadmill can...
06-04-06, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By Barnaby

Recently, I have added to by bike stable, but...

Recently, I have added to by bike stable, but until April I had a Concorde lugged steel racer that I converted to fixed 49/17 or abourt 76", and now 21.5 lbs.
Secondly, a Miyata 1000 lugged steel...
05-22-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,608
Posted By Barnaby

55/RAD Love the bike, the name and the colour

55/RAD
Love the bike, the name and the colour
05-22-06, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,608
Posted By Barnaby

Sorry Bigbossman, didn't mean to slag the Miyata...

Sorry Bigbossman, didn't mean to slag the Miyata in its touring form, but we may be venturing into a classic case of role reversal. My conversion involved the changing of the crankset and rear wheel...
05-22-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,608
Posted By Barnaby

I don't think it is a travesty to make it into a...

I don't think it is a travesty to make it into a convertible bike-and I don't mean top down. I can't envision when my next tour will be with child, business et all. Keeping it orthodox for that...
05-22-06, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Barnaby

I just won one off of e-bay this month. When I...

I just won one off of e-bay this month. When I lived in Ottawa I was going to get a custom Marinoni steel, but something happened and I went the other route. This was in '82. At that time the company...
05-22-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,608
Posted By Barnaby

I wonder if you should consider "liberating" the...

I wonder if you should consider "liberating" the Miyata first by stripping it down to fixed-gear? I did that to my Miyata 1000. My starting weight must have been somewhere close to your current...
05-22-06, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,608
Posted By Barnaby

I have a fixation as well about the qualities of...

I have a fixation as well about the qualities of the various lugged steel from the 80's. I currently ride a Concorde with Colubus SL, and a Miyata 1000 with Miyata CroMo. I have just ordered a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Barnaby

I am confused about the record for this climb....

I am confused about the record for this climb. There was a recent post on the TDF forum that I think stated that Jan Ullrich had the second best time on this climb with a 4 second difference between...
Forum: BMX
05-09-06, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Barnaby

Thank You Keneticbiker and Beerman, as far as...

Thank You Keneticbiker and Beerman, as far as quotes go-this applies more to me since all my bikes are fixed-gear,
"IF it ain't broke-fix it till you are"
Forum: BMX
05-09-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Barnaby

Yes! That is how Matt looks at it and I guess he...

Yes! That is how Matt looks at it and I guess he is not alone. I can't talk anyway, I have about 6 road frames with parts all over the house, so who am I to judge?
Forum: BMX
05-09-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Barnaby

Thanks again-The fork became mated with the frame...

Thanks again-The fork became mated with the frame by my son, who removed it from another frame and asked the shop to install it in the new frame that he ordered over the net. This is one of those...
Forum: BMX
05-09-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Barnaby

Thanks for the reply, just responded to another...

Thanks for the reply, just responded to another post above. Do you think the length of the steerer tube is the source of the problem here, and if so, would you cut it just below the stem top surface?...
Forum: BMX
05-09-06, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Barnaby

Sorry about that. Just checked. The fork is an...

Sorry about that. Just checked. The fork is an Odyssey 41. I thought the top cap belonged to the stem and that is where I got the idea that the stem was Odyssey. The stem he mentioned was a Kink, it...
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