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11-27-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello Club, thanks. Sounds like it is jussssst...

Hello Club, thanks. Sounds like it is jussssst inside Nutcracker Suite range. closer and I'd go take a look. I think it is a touch overpriced judging by condition and size, but that's just my opinion.
11-25-22, 08:21 AM
11-24-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Local Bike Shop Closing - A Few Old Road Bikes

https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/68981591/listings/1

Lifesport here in town is closing. Was in there recently and aside from a bunch of new and used items, they have some of their collectible bikes...
11-24-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By prairiepedaler

My sincere hope is that the place doesn't become...

My sincere hope is that the place doesn't become yet another Pho / Falafel / Punjab restaurant or nail shop.
...
11-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By prairiepedaler

Lifesport closing down after 47 years

The last Lifesport is closing it's doors for good here in town. Small owner / operator shop at 411 Pembina Highway. Not sure if Walter (the owner) "died suddenly" or not but he is no longer with us...
11-23-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Really?? A City THAT size has run dry? I know...

Really?? A City THAT size has run dry? I know there has been a massive outflux in NYC population to more rural areas within the last two years. Maybe they took their bikes with them.
11-23-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,087
Posted By prairiepedaler

HiTen stays. Should I upgrade my mtb? ...

HiTen stays. Should I upgrade my mtb?

Definetely not. If it is a good rider and suits your needs then use it until dust. If you are a heavier rider, even more so. I don't know if the ones I've...
11-22-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 858
Posted By prairiepedaler

It is called the law enforcement growth industry....

It is called the law enforcement growth industry. Many towns in the USA rely heavily on tickets in order to stay afloat. Read "Why We Drive" by Mathew Crawford. He has a very healthy dedication of...
11-19-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By prairiepedaler

Fred Flintstones' Winter Tires

We can see where Fred got the name for his daughter.

These are Schwalbe Marathon GT365 which are currently installed as an interim season tire and are swapped out when "only studs will do" weather...
Forum: Touring
11-14-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By prairiepedaler

I do like the old steel tourers for their style,...

I do like the old steel tourers for their style, and often times, value. Usually much cheaper than a new equivalent tourer. I don't like the fact they are old though, having snapped 3 1980's steel...
11-14-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By prairiepedaler

If a photo is needed to kindle the imagination, I...

If a photo is needed to kindle the imagination, I can supply the thread!
11-14-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Something like that just seems to sit around...

Something like that just seems to sit around Stateside, and up here it is gone instantly.
11-08-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,008
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm, dogs chasing? Probably a good idea to vary...

Hmmm, dogs chasing? Probably a good idea to vary the route home from your shift at the meat packing plant.
11-08-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By prairiepedaler

One thing about examining old wheels when...

One thing about examining old wheels when considering them is not being able to examine the races and cones inside. As 70sSanO (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/70ssano-400449.html) mentioned, if...
11-08-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

You'll have to ask this guy for an answer. ...

You'll have to ask this guy for an answer.

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11-07-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Chinese Specialized Hardrock - $40

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/winnipeg/bike-40/1639740472
https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1005938381/listings/1

I almost feel like picking it up for parts.

...
11-06-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 197,954
Posted By prairiepedaler

Nishiki International by Shields

Shields up - Nishiki ahead! Spotted yesterday downtown. Glad that the rider decided to use a brake.
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11-05-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,377
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ride Winnipeg winters. The strategy is to...

I ride Winnipeg winters. The strategy is to survive.
11-05-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 36,815
Posted By prairiepedaler

I wanted to do a swap meet here come Spring. Very...

I wanted to do a swap meet here come Spring. Very difficult to scare up vendors though. I want it to be a worthwhile outing for all.
11-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By prairiepedaler

Singles Ad - Lonely Surly Fork seeks Frame

I picked up a Surly Pack Rat fork from someone recently. It seems to be just the type of fork for the variety of riding I tend to do (hauling, basic A-B transport). They called the Pack Rat a "load...
11-05-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Nice looker. I have an emergency standby Mountace...

Nice looker. I have an emergency standby Mountace MT18 (heavy version) Frame which needs paint. I think a lot of these touring bikes of that era & creed were very similar in quality and construction....
11-05-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Always liked those locking forks.

Always liked those locking forks.
11-05-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Is that bike (Bianchi Grizzly above) worth...

Is that bike (Bianchi Grizzly above) worth anywhere near that?
10-23-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'm going to keep an eye out for a Bianchi MTN...

I'm going to keep an eye out for a Bianchi MTN bike. I like those rear dropouts on 'em. Not a fan of the U-brake down there though. There is a way too small Project 5 hybrid here locally and...
10-23-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Probably even forgot to give his fellow sacred...

Probably even forgot to give his fellow sacred brethren the proper Lodge handshake too!
10-21-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

T'wer my size and 2500 miles closer in the same...

T'wer my size and 2500 miles closer in the same country, it'd be mine.
10-21-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Local Peugeot - $125

Scaffolding not included. Unknown model.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1637662224
https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1001577134/listings/1
...
10-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, I don't have the serial for the unit (nor...

Hi, I don't have the serial for the unit (nor even own the bike). A fellow offered it (and supplied photo of same) knowing I am always on the prowl for XL frames and bikes. He picks up catch can...
10-16-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,164
Posted By prairiepedaler

The bike which is pictured is long gone. If one...

The bike which is pictured is long gone. If one comes up locally in an XL and is reasonably priced I'll go have a look. I am more in tune with owning their "National" model though.

I think MEC...
10-16-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By prairiepedaler

Useful info!

Useful info!
10-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By prairiepedaler

Be Free with a Free Spirit

Free Spirit Tempest. This thing looks kinda GT-ish. Sears for sure, but who made it... Huffy maybe?
...
10-15-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, thank you for the input on what y'all have...

Ok, thank you for the input on what y'all have paid. I can see that pricing varies quite a bit based upon a few factors. I'd like to get a frame (https://www.bikeforums.net/20359744-post6.html) done...
10-10-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By prairiepedaler

What do you pay for Powdercoating?

For those who have had their frames repainted at the powdercoater, what did it cost you?
10-09-22, 06:23 PM
10-09-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

Focus road bike - $30

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1636174707&uli=true

https://www.kijiji.ca/o-profile/1001784540/listings/1
...
10-07-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 54,865
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello, what would be the name of the type of bars...

Hello, what would be the name of the type of bars you've got on there?
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By prairiepedaler

I haven't heard of any socketed studs on a bike...

I haven't heard of any socketed studs on a bike tire, or car tire. Is there such a thing on a car tire? I'd imagine there would be a large weight penalty for sockets plus studs on a bike tire. I know...
10-03-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Crikey! I haven't been to the USA since 2001 and...

Crikey! I haven't been to the USA since 2001 and if I could go there I just might maybe perhaps make the trip for that Schwinner
10-03-22, 06:51 PM
10-02-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By prairiepedaler

What was that thing? Must've been cat arse or...

What was that thing? Must've been cat arse or cheap because it is gggone
10-02-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By prairiepedaler

Thank man. We get hammered. I wanted to buy a...

Thank man. We get hammered. I wanted to buy a bike that is listed for sale in Bellingham and a BF member offered to step up and bring it back over to the BC side (thank you!) but that kind of fizzled...
10-02-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By prairiepedaler

This would mean a trip down there & back,...

This would mean a trip down there & back, warehousing fees / postal box rental for the items, and in the end the exchange rate, duty, border taxes don't change. Any postage saving to the border on...
09-28-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By prairiepedaler

Thank you to the OP. Last month they had some of...

Thank you to the OP. Last month they had some of their metal fenders which looked attractive. Then Postage. Then Duty. Then Exchange Rate. Then Border Taxes. And, just lke that, the fenders were off...
09-28-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, have your Doc check your Magnesium levels.

Hi, have your Doc check your Magnesium levels.
09-22-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ride a Kuwahara "sage" and it uses a similar,...

I ride a Kuwahara "sage" and it uses a similar, but not quite, headset. One thing about these types of headsets and their sawtooth interface is it makes headset bearing adjustment a little simpler....
09-20-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Dave, do you know if there is B.C. sales tax...

Hi Dave, do you know if there is B.C. sales tax on bicycles brought into B.C. from abroad or just purchased within the Province itself?
09-19-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 72,773
Views: 11,820,505
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ain't that the truth. A Portage is a nice bike,...

Ain't that the truth. A Portage is a nice bike, but not $750 nice.
09-19-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 46,226
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi there, beats me. The photo is from someones...

Hi there, beats me. The photo is from someones advert. But, it does look off centre.
09-16-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 50,386
Posted By prairiepedaler

I just own a Maruishi frame, awaiting paint...

I just own a Maruishi frame, awaiting paint whenever I can get around to the time to do it.

https://www.bikeforums.net/20359744-post6.html
09-16-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ride on the road for the most part, despite...

I ride on the road for the most part, despite bike lanes. I wouldn't have voted for the addition of bike lanes if given the choice. Here, they are more of a feel good civic add-on and political point...
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