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07-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice job. I like seeing bikes brought back to...

Nice job. I like seeing bikes brought back to full glory.
06-30-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Nice!

Nice!
06-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Are the pedals new and do they spin freely? A...

Are the pedals new and do they spin freely? A properly lubed pedal that spins freely should turn the treads in as you pedal keeping them tight. If the pedal is really dirty or has a broken bearing...
05-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Thanks, I had just figured it out before I read...

Thanks, I had just figured it out before I read your post. I don't know how I got in there in the first place though.
05-09-20, 06:32 PM
05-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 419
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would offer to help but I don't have any Mavic...

I would offer to help but I don't have any Mavic tools. You could try Mike at Vita Sports on Edmonton Trail.
https://vitasportcycles.ca/shop/ols/categories/vintage-bikes
He specialized in Vintage...
05-09-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By bikeaddiction1

To bring things full circle I thought I would...

To bring things full circle I thought I would post the finished bike. The new owner is happy/...
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By bikeaddiction1

To me it looks decent for $50. It does look like...

To me it looks decent for $50. It does look like it will need a complete overhaul (hubs, BB, Steerer). From the look of it you will need a new chain (rusted), tires, bar tape, and possibly hood...
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have a 77 PY10. I am not considering selling...

I have a 77 PY10. I am not considering selling it, but I would not sell it for $495. I paid $300 Canadian and did a total tear down. It is original except for new Cables and housing, new cotton bar...
04-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 985
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I agree that the 28 mm tires will be an...

I agree that the 28 mm tires will be an improvement for the reasons already stated, But I would not change out from your 25 mm tires until it is time to replace them.
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Just from the pictures this bike looks like it...

Just from the pictures this bike looks like it has not been ridden very much. Center mold line on the tires still there (could just be new tires), very little sign of brake pad or rim wear, not beat...
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Here, that price would be near the top in...

Here, that price would be near the top in Canadian dollars for a very clean bike, but that is US dollars. Although the bike looks to be in okay condition, when it is allowed to rust you wonder what...
04-08-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,114
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I am 6'4" and my vintage road bikes that I ride...

I am 6'4" and my vintage road bikes that I ride are all 25" frames. Many of the 70's and 80's frames and some newer ones can easily do a 32 mm and sometimes up to 38-40 mm. I find this is adequate...
04-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That will happen if you happen to squeeze the...

That will happen if you happen to squeeze the brake lever when the disk/wheel is not in place. As the disc space is now quite tight you will need to remove the pads and press the pistons back in with...
03-31-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I would heed this advice.

I would heed this advice.
03-29-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I believe the 77 PX10 still had Simplex...

I believe the 77 PX10 still had Simplex derailleurs, and if so you need to stick with it unless you are willing to permanently modify the derailleur hanger or use a bolt on claw type hanger. I looked...
03-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have a 72 PX-10 that I was given from the...

I have a 72 PX-10 that I was given from the original owner. He replaced the original 27" rims with 700c rims laced to the original hubs, The bike is otherwise stock. The brakes reach the 700c rims...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple...

I have an MEC Provincial 233 and have a couple friends with MEC bikes. They are always great value and you tend to get a fairly high level of components for price. Every one of their stores that I...
03-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,864
Posted By bikeaddiction1

That's not too many bikes. I have over 30. My...

That's not too many bikes. I have over 30. My wife says I have a bike problem. I think I only have a storage problem.
02-08-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,242
Posted By bikeaddiction1

[QUOTE=ryansu;21319674]Based on the pictures in...

[QUOTE=ryansu;21319674]Based on the pictures in post 4 I would agree that it looks very entry level however that is the perfect bike to learn some skills on, tearing the bike down, new grease on all...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Weight will make a difference but height won't....

Weight will make a difference but height won't. I'm tall too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If you are running the right tire 45 mm should...

If you are running the right tire 45 mm should work fine, and your 25 mm rim width is also fine for that size of tire. I run 40 mm wide Clement (now Donnelly) tubeless tires on a 19 mm wide rim and...
09-03-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By bikeaddiction1

If they will replace it I would go for that.

If they will replace it I would go for that.
06-24-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By bikeaddiction1

You haven't said if you checked the derailleur...

You haven't said if you checked the derailleur and since it is easy to do I would :

1. Pull on the derailleur cable (grab it along the chain stay or down tube and pull sideways) to make sure the...
06-10-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By bikeaddiction1

I change them when they are start affecting...

I change them when they are start affecting shifting, shifts getting slower or ghost shifting. Also when rebuilbing a vintage bike where the cables are rusted or corroded even if they are working...
06-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,999
Posted By bikeaddiction1

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs...

How high is your tire pressure? I weigh 180 lbs and I would not run a 32 mm tire at over 70 - 80 psi for perfectly smooth pavement and at least 10 psi lower for mixed surfaces.
05-26-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in...

Tubes have amazing stretch. I used 2.75 in downhill bike tubes in my 4.0 fat bike tires to cut a huge amount of weight. 3 years with no flats, mind you I used it mostly on snow and some single track...
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