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10-11-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By gerald_g

I don't think it's a bongo, I think it's a djembe.

I don't think it's a bongo, I think it's a djembe.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 11:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,063
Posted By gerald_g

Ninjas like this can be so hard to spot. I wish...

Ninjas like this can be so hard to spot. I wish cyclist would do more to be seen. :-)
06-27-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By gerald_g

I did, my local Burger King had pity and supplied...

I did, my local Burger King had pity and supplied a nice large cup of water.
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

Yes - the seat has slots that allow it to slide...

Yes - the seat has slots that allow it to slide forward and back, close to 4" of adjustment.
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

Well I got the cranks, seat, and wheels off this...

Well I got the cranks, seat, and wheels off this mystery bike, and back on the Tour Easy tonight.
Also install a rear derailer from my spares bin, and connected the front brake.
I don't have any...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

Since I'm betting the wheels, seat, maybe crank...

Since I'm betting the wheels, seat, maybe crank etc. came off the Tour Easy, I'm going to move them all back to the Tour Easy, and build it up, then at a later time, may or may not build up this...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

If it's homebrew, it's someone who knew how to...

If it's homebrew, it's someone who knew how to make frames.
Pretty light, and very nice welds.

Also - I think the wheel set may have come from a Tour Easy - as I inherited one of those from the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

Both rims that came with it are "Sun" rims. 18"...

Both rims that came with it are "Sun" rims.
18" front, 700 rear.
I don't know if that lends much of a hint.
And of course, I don't know that the wheels came with the frame originally.
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By gerald_g

Identify a frame - help please

I recently inherited this incomplete recumbent.

This frame appears to have been blasted and painted.
I can't find any numbers on it (at least not yet)

Can anyone tell me who made it, what it...
04-23-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By gerald_g

My rack has a single bolt through the hole used...

My rack has a single bolt through the hole used for the ball, so I can bolt it onto a 2" or a 1-1/4"
I could also mod the receiver on the Honda to 2" - knowing I'd never tow with it anyway.

(I...
04-23-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By gerald_g

I was assuming, perhaps incorrectly it would make...

I was assuming, perhaps incorrectly it would make access to the trunk a giant pain.
04-23-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By gerald_g

Thanks for the input all - I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks for the input all - I'm leaning toward the hitch.

I also have an F150, so I use that to haul stuff, and don't ever need to put lumber on a roof rack.
The F150 already has a hitch and...
04-22-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By gerald_g

Hitch rack or roof rack (Honda Civic)

Hey all

(I have searched, and read, but the search terms are so general, I get too much info)

I'm considering buying a used civic 4 door.
I currently have a VW golf, and I just fold down the...
Forum: Foo
12-11-14, 03:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By gerald_g

A game cam hidden in those bushes will take still...

A game cam hidden in those bushes will take still shots while you sleep. Motion activated, will snap photos of anyone messing with the car, or taping more notes to it.
12-03-14, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By gerald_g

There are 3 or 4 types of x country ski bindings,...

There are 3 or 4 types of x country ski bindings, but I'd think the attachment point would be the biggest issue. They all attach the boot to the ski in front of the toe. (at least the ones I've used)...
09-10-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By gerald_g

Ya it snowed here where I live too. Basically the...

Ya it snowed here where I live too. Basically the temp since Monday has been just above or around freezing with either snow or rain falling, depending on your exact location.
Would have made for an...
09-09-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By gerald_g

I live in Alberta, and may have some insight. ...

I live in Alberta, and may have some insight.

Alberta does indeed have a number of geographic areas, like Colorado, there are mountains, plains, deserts, northern shield, etc.

Population is...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,557
Posted By gerald_g

They are still in the drivers handbook for my...

They are still in the drivers handbook for my province, and it says...

"If your signal lights are not working then you may use the appropriate hand signal"

(illustration of left, right,...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,557
Posted By gerald_g

group ride using the going straight signal. ...

group ride using the going straight signal.

http://campbellriver.crimestoppersweb.com/Pictures/Web_1001424_566801823380329_1439275618_n.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,557
Posted By gerald_g

As a sometimes motorcycle rider as well, it has...

As a sometimes motorcycle rider as well, it has been my experience that these are still understood fairly well, at least where I've lived. Left arm is needed because a motorcyclist can't release the...
08-18-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By gerald_g

Thanks xenologer - might make sense, I believe a...

Thanks xenologer - might make sense, I believe a have a few 26" rear wheels around with freewheel threads.

The one I took off the bike is really out of true too, so I may not want to use that...
08-16-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By gerald_g

I don't really care if the shifters match etc....

I don't really care if the shifters match etc. Might be a ride-able combo with trigger rear and twist front.
I have a front wheel in my spares bin at the moment.

Will do some thinking, shopping...
08-16-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By gerald_g

Must be a 98 based on this. "98, metalized...

Must be a 98 based on this.

"98, metalized green with red decals, also black with red and silver decals"

from...
Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...
08-16-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By gerald_g

Trek 930 - advice and info please?

I have had a Trek 930 in my garage for a while, and decided to take a look at it yesterday.

As found:
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/Trek%20930/asfound_zps78d370f1.jpg...
08-01-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,268
Posted By gerald_g

Also quick DIY or temp fix maybe - look for a...

Also quick DIY or temp fix maybe - look for a Chicago Screw.

Tandy Leather Factory - Chicago Screws (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.ca/en-cad/search/searchresults/1290-051.aspx)
06-26-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By gerald_g

There may be a bit of issue with his trailer...

There may be a bit of issue with his trailer guys. The ALiner is not the same as every pop-up, or "tent trailer". Apparently many are known for having frames and rear bumpers too weak to support a...
Forum: Foo
06-20-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By gerald_g

One can always dress up no matter what others are...

One can always dress up no matter what others are wearing. Last time I wore a suit on a flight, a very good looking lady gave me her number, and suggested I give her a call while in town. No need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By gerald_g

Mine have the following attributes. * Many...

Mine have the following attributes.

* Many follow the river, so do not actually go anywhere from or to a destination. Useless for commuting.
* Have a lot of tree root bumps, ridges across the...
06-16-14, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

ya - after reading more from the links above,...

ya - after reading more from the links above, that's what I figured. I think it's going to be pretty tough to find an existing cable at a modern bike shop.
I don't quite get how things connect...
06-16-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

Does this have an early version of a twist...

Does this have an early version of a twist shifter on the handlebar?

I think you may want to read this.
...
06-16-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

If it does not unsolder, you cold maybe drill out...

If it does not unsolder, you cold maybe drill out the old cable with a tiny bit, and simply solder the existing end onto a new cable.
06-16-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

That little slotted end cap may be soldered onto...

That little slotted end cap may be soldered onto the old cable in fact, have you tried heating it up with a solder iron, and see if the old cable comes out?
06-16-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

It's not mounted the way a standard bike mount...

It's not mounted the way a standard bike mount is. There is a 90 deg bend before the mounting bolt, and it is mounted to the tube opposite the freewheel.
It's gonna be tricky to simply replace,...
06-16-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By gerald_g

You might also consider making up the end...

You might also consider making up the end yourself. I you buy a non-stainless shifter cable, you could install it and then solder on a small piece of brass with a hole drilled through it to make the...
Forum: Foo
06-14-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,813
Posted By gerald_g

Here is my entry - taken last weekend. ...

Here is my entry - taken last weekend.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/Bikes_etc/Hill_MS_Tour_2014_01_zps8ba783e8.jpg...
06-09-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By gerald_g

I usually just ride into the wind first, so I can...

I usually just ride into the wind first, so I can coast home, but of course yesterday the wind shifted at lunch time, and I had it in my face all day.
The way it goes some days.

I just try to...
06-05-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,111
Posted By gerald_g

Remember that the customer buying a valve stem...

Remember that the customer buying a valve stem cap today, may be looking to buy a much bigger purchase next week, but part of his/her decision re: next week will be influenced by how the service is...
Forum: Foo
05-31-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,674
Posted By gerald_g

I agree with Machka re: Drumheller, the Royal...

I agree with Machka re: Drumheller, the Royal Tyrell Museum is world class.
Royal Tyrrell Museum (http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/)

Also spot on about the Icefield Parkway and Hgway 11.

If you...
05-30-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By gerald_g

My son is currently riding an upright 3 speed due...

My son is currently riding an upright 3 speed due to balance issues - post brain surgery.
The bad thing about the upright trikes is any cornering or side slope can be a tipping danger due the the...
05-21-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,633
Posted By gerald_g

worked great on my ride tonight - just a short...

worked great on my ride tonight - just a short commute, but they shifted really well
05-21-14, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,633
Posted By gerald_g

I think I may have resurrected my RSX shifters. I...

I think I may have resurrected my RSX shifters. I decided to give them another look tonight, and after pulling apart the rear/right, and giving it another very thorough cleaning again, as I was...
05-20-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,633
Posted By gerald_g

Thanks Brad - that sounds kinda nice.

Thanks Brad - that sounds kinda nice.
05-20-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,633
Posted By gerald_g

Thanks for the replies. Flushing and...

Thanks for the replies.

Flushing and cleaning with solvent has not restored shifting on my RSX shifters. I believe I could tear them right down and clean the pivot for each pawl, but I'm not...
05-20-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,633
Posted By gerald_g

Replacement for Shimano RSX brifters is "ST-A073" the way to go?

I have a mid 90's trek I bought used. It is seven speed - triple ring. The former owner had added downtube shifters to replace the STI shifters (which were gummed up), but installed them up on the...
04-08-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,980
Posted By gerald_g

Take a bit of extra dirt every so often and just...

Take a bit of extra dirt every so often and just cover it slowly. If your wanting a stealthy trail maintenance method.
04-07-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,895
Posted By gerald_g

I've been reading this thread wondering if a...

I've been reading this thread wondering if a mirror would be mentioned. I second this suggestion. A mirror has twice allowed me to avoid bad situations from behind, and always knowing what's behind...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By gerald_g

Hi Virtu I live near Red Deer. I'm not...

Hi Virtu

I live near Red Deer. I'm not really qualified to recommend a bike per say, but I ride vintage 27" road bikes in the summer, and an old Stump Jumper 26" hard tail in the winter.
This...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By gerald_g

here's a pic of mine... ...

here's a pic of mine...

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb60/gerald_g/Bikes_etc/araya_06.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/gerald_g/media/Bikes_etc/araya_06.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By gerald_g

I picked it up. Seller was mistaken in his reply...

I picked it up. Seller was mistaken in his reply - it is in fact the '97 model and has a 26/36/46 ring setup and is welded.

I'm not sure yet what I want to do with the bars and shifting. Yes I can...
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