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07-20-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,221
Posted By chris902

In my experience vintage bikes, particularly city...

In my experience vintage bikes, particularly city bikes and cruisers don't attract a whole lot of attention.

I ride all three of my bikes all the time and lock them up outside. If I know I am...
07-20-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By chris902

It's probably a stolen bike spray painted orange...

It's probably a stolen bike spray painted orange so that the original owner can't identify it.
07-08-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By chris902

I don't have pictures of my current one as it is...

I don't have pictures of my current one as it is partially disassembled, but here's the catalog entry with picture:...
07-07-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,746
Posted By chris902

This seems like a good place to ask: I am...

This seems like a good place to ask: I am thinking of building a frame up into a Porteur style bike with a big front rack (probably the VO Porteur rack) but I am unsure if the geometry of the frame...
07-07-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By chris902

So you don't want something that attaches to your...

So you don't want something that attaches to your rack (a panier bag) or your saddle (a saddle bag)? I am confused. Do you want a handlebar bag? A backpack?
Do you have a picture of what you're...
07-07-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By chris902

Question: Front loads and fork offsetth

In people's opinions (and I know there are lots of factors) is a fork offset of 60mm with a 72 degree head angle a bad geometry for a large front rack that will haul groceries and other medium weight...
07-06-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By chris902

I wouldn't risk it. YOu can find a similar bike...

I wouldn't risk it. YOu can find a similar bike for cheap so I just wouldn't throw the dice.
07-06-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,944
Posted By chris902

I am reviving this thread since I am trying to...

I am reviving this thread since I am trying to choose between the Montmartre and Porteur bars. It will be for a quick town bike that may end up with a porteur front rack in the future. Stability is...
07-05-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By chris902

Alternatives to VO/Honjo "R-clips"

Does anyone know a good online source for these things? VO is sold out of both and I can't find anyone online with the Honjo ones in stock.

I found an old pair of fenders on a junked up bike that...
05-11-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,971
Posted By chris902

Sperry Topsiders or knockoff vans slip ons.

Sperry Topsiders or knockoff vans slip ons.
04-30-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,112
Posted By chris902

About 30km on a gorgeous day this morning on a...

About 30km on a gorgeous day this morning on a path headed towards a nearby town. Wonderful ride:
...
04-24-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By chris902

Beautiful bike. Personally I like the rack.

Beautiful bike. Personally I like the rack.
04-23-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By chris902

If you're looking to haul a "moderate" amount of...

If you're looking to haul a "moderate" amount of stuff then a front basket is going to seriously impact your handling with a racey type bike. What about a low front rack and/or a front bag?
04-22-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,888
Posted By chris902

Those Creme bikes look awesome and have some well...

Those Creme bikes look awesome and have some well thought out accessories. Value-wise I don't know if I'd stack them up against rebuilt vintage bikes, but if they're actually retailing for $700 they...
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By chris902

Good price for Halifax - it also depends on how...

Good price for Halifax - it also depends on how long you're willing to sit on it. When Toronto students arrive in September there will be a rush for bikes and a nice looking Bianchi will quickly part...
04-16-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,840
Posted By chris902

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/x902GOx/100...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/x902GOx/100_0377.jpg
I've got no problem routing them like this, but the previous owner had non-aero brakes and it was a bit messy. As it is now it looks...
04-15-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By chris902

How do you have 21 and still fair to make even a...

How do you have 21 and still fair to make even a single pair? What is he doing with 21 other non-matching crank arms?
04-14-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By chris902

Given the wide reach of this forum I assume you...

Given the wide reach of this forum I assume you could probably just find someone on here who either can lend/rent you a bike or who knows someone who will do it.
04-14-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,518
Posted By chris902

Awesome find! If I am near one I might stop by...

Awesome find! If I am near one I might stop by and take a look.
Canvas and fake leather, I assume?
04-12-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 212,249
Posted By chris902

Slightly better picture of the 1977 Nishiki...

Slightly better picture of the 1977 Nishiki international now that I've fixed it up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/x902GOx/100_0377.jpg
04-12-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,775
Posted By chris902

- Black, Raleigh style handlebar grips - Touch...

- Black, Raleigh style handlebar grips
- Touch up paint to match the specific, greens and browns used by Raleigh
- rear racks to match the style (and perhaps colours) of three speeds
- Lighting...
04-11-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,749
Posted By chris902

Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but isn't...

Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the geometry on many mixtes (to say nothing of "ladies" road bikes) designed for drop bar road bike riding, not more casual upright riding with swept...
04-11-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,749
Posted By chris902

As a tall male I have never ridden a drop bar...

As a tall male I have never ridden a drop bar step through/mixte/sloping top tube bike, so I have no opinion on functionality. I think that sloping top tubes and diagonal top tube step through bikes...
04-10-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,651
Posted By chris902

The VO sprung saddles are both on special: The...

The VO sprung saddles are both on special:
The one for townbikes:
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/vo-saddle-model-8.html

Sprung touring saddle:...
04-06-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By chris902

Accessorize it with neat things like tool bags,...

Accessorize it with neat things like tool bags, bar tape, racks, etc. to make it look a bit more exciting. Small things can go a long way.
04-05-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 63,969
Views: 9,853,416
Posted By chris902

Off chance anyone lives near North Bay, cheap...

Off chance anyone lives near North Bay, cheap price, looks to be in good condition:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sports-bikes-BIANCHI-FORZA-RACING-BICYCLE-W0QQAdIdZ272149868#
04-05-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,312
Posted By chris902

Where are these bikes...

Where are these bikes "commonly-available?"
04-05-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 212,249
Posted By chris902

They're horizontal forged drop outs. I checked...

They're horizontal forged drop outs. I checked the serial number and it is actually a 1977 model.
04-04-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,633
Posted By chris902

Amazing find!

Amazing find!
04-03-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By chris902

That is one lucky kid.

That is one lucky kid.
04-01-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,980
Posted By chris902

I have a Zimbale 11 litre: ...

I have a Zimbale 11 litre:
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/bags/zimbale.html

10 kg would be more than enough capacity for me think.
It's mostly for day rides and commuting. My big thing is...
04-01-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,980
Posted By chris902

Bag supports for classic-style saddle bags?

Does anyone have any suggestions for bag supports for larger classic-style (i.e. Carridice, Zimbale, Minnehaha, Ostrich, etc.) saddle bags?

The two options I've found are:
1) The viva one from...
03-31-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,144
Posted By chris902

Check out their "vintage history" where they list...

Check out their "vintage history" where they list recent sales including this gem:
http://budgetbicyclectr.com/vintage-archives/raleigh-sports-1972-ladies-3-speed-bike
'72 Raleigh Sports for $350....
03-31-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,264
Posted By chris902

Welcome. A well serviced 20 year old Ross is a...

Welcome.
A well serviced 20 year old Ross is a way, way better bike than a "modern" department store bike and in my opinion, way more interesting and fun than a $1500 bike shop bike.

Now post...
03-31-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By chris902

Personal Air Bag

I don't know if anyone has posted this yet but I couldn't find a thread.
This seems silly:
...
Replies: 9
Views: 11,486
Posted By chris902

Decide how much you want it and how much time...

Decide how much you want it and how much time you're willing to spend chasing a bike that works for you, particularly if you have to drive around the Vancouver area looking at them.
If its a good...
03-31-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By chris902

You shouldn't underestimate just how big a...

You shouldn't underestimate just how big a difference the stopping power is, even in fairly dry conditions. It's not not a small difference, it's huge.
Replies: 9
Views: 11,486
Posted By chris902

re: the Peugot Bent fork and french threading =...

re: the Peugot
Bent fork and french threading = a giant hassle

I am actually surprised that those bikes are as cheap as they are given the cost of everything in Vancouver. Depending on its...
03-30-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,581,159
Posted By chris902

Excellent spelling, no pictures:...

Excellent spelling, no pictures: http://peterborough.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sports-bikes-i-have-a-vintige-petal-bike-it-is-a-triamph-petel-bike-W0QQAdIdZ271283224



Date Listed 30-Mar-11 ...
03-30-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By chris902

Every over-romanticized image I have about...

Every over-romanticized image I have about European bikes is summed up perfectly in this picture. *sigh*
03-30-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,059
Posted By chris902

Also: since I don't have 50 posts I can't respond...

Also: since I don't have 50 posts I can't respond to your PM - I am not being rude.

After looking at what's on kijiji in Halifax I am seriously considering buying bikes here for cheap and moving...
03-30-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,364
Posted By chris902

All I know about it is that it's an unbelievable...

All I know about it is that it's an unbelievable looking bike. Wow. Good pickup.
03-30-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By chris902

I don't see a reason why you can't use a cotter...

I don't see a reason why you can't use a cotter press to pull of the crank arms and open it up, but maybe I am missing something.
You might want to make sure that all the bolts in the general region...
03-28-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,052
Posted By chris902

Good god, yes. Either take it down or edit it....

Good god, yes. Either take it down or edit it. One person with a nice Fuji hasn't replied to any e-mails after having this thing up for a week and has even posted ads for some other, non-bike stuff...
03-28-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 212,249
Posted By chris902

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/x902GOx/Pho...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/x902GOx/Photo19.jpg
1985ish copper Nishiki International with very good paint and no rust. Shimano 600 rear derailer, Dia Compe centre pulls and most strangely...
03-28-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,059
Posted By chris902

I am originally from Halifax (and almost...

I am originally from Halifax (and almost certainly moving back in the fall) but I am currently living in small town Ontario. It's amazing how expensive second hand bicycles can be in Halifax, so you...
03-27-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,820
Posted By chris902

I took a mid-90s (I think?) men's Gazelle 3 speed...

I took a mid-90s (I think?) men's Gazelle 3 speed for a test ride last fall. It was a luxurious ride and if I was looking for a big, heavy commuter bike that glides over pot holes I would definitely...
03-26-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,059
Posted By chris902

Where in Atlantic Canada?

Where in Atlantic Canada?
01-07-11, 10:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,372
Posted By chris902

Doesn't look particularly vintage or of...

Doesn't look particularly vintage or of particularly high quality but I am not as negative on it as everyone else. The price is high but there are also a lot of potentially useful frills on that for...
12-29-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,617
Posted By chris902

Out of curiosity, can you simply swap the wheels...

Out of curiosity, can you simply swap the wheels out or will it generally cause major problems with brake reach, tire clearance and whatnot?
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