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01-31-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,912
Posted By spinnanz

To those who said don't convert a vintage to electric....

So I posted my intend build a while back, and a few said don't do it. You will die, the bike will break etc. Well after doing about 4000km on it, I'm not dead, it's not broken and it's been a ton of...
01-30-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By sloar

I have hoods and black cloth tape. Iím replacing...

I have hoods and black cloth tape. Iím replacing the saddle with a Brooks and getting Panaracer Paselas. Then Iím going to ride it. Iíve owned and sold 2 Paramounts and have regretted it. Iíve been...
01-30-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,907
Posted By cyccommute

You do realize that I live in an area where we...

You do realize that I live in an area where we experience cold, don’t you? We have freezing drizzle, snow melt, “refreezing water”, etc. What we don’t have…and what you don’t have…is black ice from...
01-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By sloar

1973 Paramount, finally.

Two weeks ago at a swap meet I saw this Paramount for sale. I didnít bring enough cash but made an offer anyhow. After he stopped laughing he said no. I walked around the rest of the day hoping no...
01-27-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By sykerocker

Been reading the entire thread, lots of...

Been reading the entire thread, lots of interesting comments, allow me to toss a few additional ones in. Background: Was a professional mechanic back during the 70's Bike Boom for a Schwinn/Raleigh...
01-27-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

This is beyond ridiculous and likely originates...

This is beyond ridiculous and likely originates from some folks who relish any chance to try and bash Walmart in a misguided effort in attempting to convince consumers that the only acceptable...
01-21-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,775
Posted By SalsaShark

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am...

Trust me, wind makes a difference. Say I am comfortable at 15įf wearing similar head attire as your photo, ie: glasses, skull cap, helmet, fleece gaiter. I am fine with this attire if the wind is...
01-21-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,775
Posted By mcours2006

I agree that windchill on a bike is less...

I agree that windchill on a bike is less relevant. If I you're riding with a tail wind then it negates the windchill factor. However, the wind still works to take heat away from your body even if you...
01-21-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,212
Posted By Inusuit

I am not a dietician or a doctor, so take this...

I am not a dietician or a doctor, so take this with a grain of salt and call me in the morning. I am not a fan of fad diets. The fact that you have used this diet before and apparently regained...
01-19-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Daniel4

Bollards at sidewalks would have saved a lot of...

Bollards at sidewalks would have saved a lot of lives several years ago in Toronto when a driver drove along it running over many people.
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By ntvu02

Hello from Canada

Hey everyone,

Recently got into vintage bikes. As they say, steel is real! Current project is Marinoni '96, in the shop at the moment for repaint. Almost have all the pieces assembled. Will be...
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Wildwood

Life can sometimes be a chore after …… how many...

Life can sometimes be a chore after …… how many 2nd chances?

I have a younger (by 10 years) b-i-l with feline characteristics - he’s on #8 or #9, and doesn’t keep up his chores. Too bad really....
Forum: Foo
01-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,684
Posted By RubeRad

I've never heard of those 'singers' before, but I...

I've never heard of those 'singers' before, but I gotta say, they both really suck
01-17-22, 06:10 PM
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Views: 564,259
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

pre war western flyer. managed to get a rear disk...

pre war western flyer. managed to get a rear disk brake on there so i can stop this boat anchor in time to avert splatting into whatever is a few miles in front of me. the wheels are surprisingly...
01-17-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,708
Posted By merlinextraligh

Eye contact is one of the few, and one of the...

Eye contact is one of the few, and one of the best tools we have to survive in traffic. Drivers often don’t “see” us. Even if the physically see us, they often don’t perceive us as human beings....
01-17-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,708
Posted By merlinextraligh

And I know I will be shouted down for blaming the...

And I know I will be shouted down for blaming the cyclist, and thatís not my intent. However, there is a teachable moment here.

Often, itís safest to fully take the lane, when safe to do so before...
01-15-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,763
Posted By base2

As far as "solidarity" I dunno. Most 2...

As far as "solidarity" I dunno.

Most 2 wheel, leather jacket, bad mo-fo types also tend to be moderately affluent, wife/2 kid, mortgage, giant pick-up truck, high-bills types that as a coping...
01-15-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By Iride01

Not much. It's one of those laws that would...

Not much. It's one of those laws that would consume a lot of the courts time if they tried to enforce it. The few tickets they give here, I'm told all you have to do is go buy a cheap helmet, show...
01-15-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By DonkeyShow

Screwdriver in one hand and tequila in the other.

Screwdriver in one hand and tequila in the other.
01-15-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By bblair

Pinched the tube using tire levers. But that...

Pinched the tube using tire levers. But that said, I have run across defecting tubes, mostlly house brand from Performance. Others have told me of similar experiences, and always where the valve stem...
01-14-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would a complaint go there? Manufacturers in...

Why would a complaint go there? Manufacturers in China build to the level they are contracted to build to. Pay more for higher end design/materials/finish and get a higher end...
01-14-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe I should start a petition… “Built to...

Maybe I should start a petition… “Built to Obsolete” since manufacturers do not support even high end bikes over time.

Something as simple a early STI hoods renders the shifters pretty useless or...
01-14-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By wrk101

IMO, the crap bikes Walmart sells are much better...

IMO, the crap bikes Walmart sells are much better than the crap bikes box stores when I was growing up (late 1960s). Walmart sells bikes at very low prices. At those price points, manufacturers can't...
01-14-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By bruce19

If you buy a Walmart bike you get a Walmart bike....

If you buy a Walmart bike you get a Walmart bike. Congrats.
01-14-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By Joe Bikerider

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute...

When I worked in the shop. There was one absolute and simple rule. Never use any tool when installing a tire. Roll it on with your bare hands. Sometimes it seems difficult but otherwise you get this...
01-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By livedarklions

Those are not mutually exclusive. Like it or...

Those are not mutually exclusive. Like it or not, our system is premised on enforcing reasonable safety standards by giving lawyers strong financial incentives to go after violations of those...
01-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By epnnf

The same arugment could be made for many other...

The same arugment could be made for many other products besides bikes. Buyer beware.
01-14-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well you know, my brother works with a guy whose...

Well you know, my brother works with a guy whose neighbor's uncle heard about some kid somewhere that got impaled on his box store bike after it exploded. One month into riding it of course.
01-14-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,253
Posted By sloppy12

The grip shifts are terrible for little kids. ...

The grip shifts are terrible for little kids. maybe some of them can work the things but most cant. even if the throw is to far on a click type shifter they can still at least do that maybe awkward...
01-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,117
Posted By indyfabz

I've ridden the paved road alternative--U.S. 93...

I've ridden the paved road alternative--U.S. 93 and MT 43--three times during tours. Nice, but doesn't compare. And it adds 4 miles more of climbing.
...
01-13-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By garryg

Vintage Canadian

CCM is a cycle manufacturer well known to us Canucks. They have been around forever so when this popped up on Craigslist for $35 i had to have it. Serial number makes it out to be from 1939. Still...
01-13-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By obrentharris

Small Rock Lobster Mountain Bike

$700 PayPal F&F plus shipping. 42cm c to c. 45.5 cm center to top of seat tube. In MTB terms I think this is an 18" frame. This is a sloping top tube frame so theoretical seat tube is about 19"...
01-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,117
Posted By friday1970

Great topics here. One that interested me is...

Great topics here.
One that interested me is what is a randonneuring bike. Based on my time with the Detroit Randonnuers, there is no one bike type or style.
Depending on the route is how I will...
01-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By top506

From the dunp: Allez!

My transfer station guy Marcel did it again! Just as found:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220113_114417_a8764c7bef4cd05a6b62fc6cb67de958043a71ac.jpg...
Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Vels

Returning to bikes for the first time since my teens

Hello from the dreary English Midlands!

I used to be a very bike-happy kid who would ride my Raleigh Burner to school every day, and go on rides with my dad who has always been into taking...
01-12-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By indyfabz

I had what I guess you could call a massive...

I had what I guess you could call a massive negative time warp while touring several years ago. I had along day with some nasty climbing (this first hill was right out of camp and was 3 miles with...
Forum: Introductions
01-12-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Kyoten

Hello from Central California

Greetings from that big empty space between Fresno and Bakersfield! I've bicycled for many years and hope to keep on for a long time. First "good" bike was the usual avocado green Schwinn Varsity...
01-12-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By squirtdad

here are some links to parks wheel building...

here are some links to parks wheel building info..... it is pretty good https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/how-to-build-a-wheel
01-12-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,117
Posted By indyfabz

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone...

Frankly, I find it highly suspect that someone with MTB and road riding experience would legitimately not understand the "fascination" some have with gravel riding. I mean, just look at how many...
01-11-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,669
Posted By davester

Do ya think that when they decided to put the...

Do ya think that when they decided to put the minimum insertion line on the seat post they said "well, it's safe to put the seat post in to here, but heck, let's put the minimum insertion line up...
01-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,669
Posted By due ruote

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I...

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I would look for a longer post.
01-11-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: cubewheels Please leave...

Moderation note:

cubewheels Please leave the thread. OP is 15, has a new bike on order and is currently riding a hybrid with success on bike paths. He is wondering if he is fast based upon a...
01-11-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By veganbikes

It looks like a wally mart type bike maybe a...

It looks like a wally mart type bike maybe a slight notch higher but I probably wouldn't put much into that bike. Maybe just the bare minimum to get it safely functional if not already. If you have...
01-11-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By livedarklions

I really have no idea how much heat that friction...

I really have no idea how much heat that friction would generate and how the various materials will react to that heat especially if it's happening repeatedly. It's a preposterous experiment.
01-11-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By livedarklions

I really think it may be ban-worthy. Discs...

I really think it may be ban-worthy. Discs aren't designed for constant friction, there's no reason to assume that premature wear is going to be the only consequence.
01-11-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By WhyFi

Your advice is bad. Engaging in a debate over it...

Your advice is bad. Engaging in a debate over it is more merit than it (or you) deserve. You should stop giving advice.
01-11-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By Eric F

I will echo the comments of others... This...

I will echo the comments of others...

This is REALLY bad advice, especially for a young person just getting involved with the sport. Please stop advocating this nonsense.
01-11-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,742
Posted By WhyFi

Typical BF asshattery is one thing, but anyone...

Typical BF asshattery is one thing, but anyone advocating that a teen (or anyone) mal-adjust their bicycle's safety equipment is an absolute liability to the forum.
01-11-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By pennpaul

I used to seat the tire at the valve last (for...

I used to seat the tire at the valve last (for 25+ years) until I couldn't on a new rim/tire combo, googled it, and saw that seating it first would give me a little more slack. So now it's always...
01-11-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,117
Posted By Koyote

In addition to the previous posts, I'll offer...

In addition to the previous posts, I'll offer this: I haven't road raced in many years, but I do enjoy gravel racing. The scene is much more casual: some riders will actually stop to help each other...
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