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08-02-22, 07:03 AM
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Posted By gthomson

Bike ride in Niagara area and visit to some...

Bike ride in Niagara area and visit to some wineries :)
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07-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By gthomson

wow, looking great so far and love that colour...

wow, looking great so far and love that colour scheme. When can I bring over the frame that I need to have restored? :)
07-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By gthomson

When your head's just not in the game

I'm sure this is the same throughout most of N. America and even into Europe but the last few weeks have been very hot and it really peaked over the weekend so that the idea of riding outside was...
07-21-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By gthomson

Great find and that would be a great foundation...

Great find and that would be a great foundation for a gravel conversion of just a fun mountain bike. That's my favourite Peugeot decal scheme/design but then I might be biased. Peugeot sure had a...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,462
Posted By gthomson

What about a carbon fork which comes on most...

What about a carbon fork which comes on most newer aluminum bikes, does that have a big impact on the ride? I have a few steel bikes, a few chromoly bikes and 2 aluminum road bikes with carbon forks....
07-17-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By gthomson

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you might weigh in on...

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you might weigh in on this bike. I do believe it's an adult frame as the seat tube is actually 20" but when looking at it from a glance, it appears small. I'm going to try...
07-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By gthomson

Looks great and can you ask for a better group to...

Looks great and can you ask for a better group to spend the day with? Hope you bring them out riding again.
07-12-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Took some coffee and a muffin down to the lake to...

Took some coffee and a muffin down to the lake to enjoy the view of the sun trying to burst though the clouds and shine on all the boats in the Marina. Lake Ontario, west of Toronto.
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07-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By gthomson

Add another person for Souke bib kit that I...

Add another person for Souke bib kit that I bought over the winter and started wearing this spring. Nice fit (as well as it can be when you try and get lycra over a less than nice body!) and the...
06-29-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,532
Posted By gthomson

So still on the topic of bends but moving away...

So still on the topic of bends but moving away from front forks, a friend sent me this picture asking if this was real or a hack? What would have been the purpose of adding this bend to the top tube?...
06-29-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,532
Posted By gthomson

Good question and what was the reason behind...

Good question and what was the reason behind bending the front fork on steel bikes? I keep looking at my old bikes and wondering, am I starting to bend it more as I age and gain weight? :)
06-16-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By gthomson

Great stuff, awesome philosophy. I wish there...

Great stuff, awesome philosophy. I wish there were more shops like his around focusing on reviving older bikes instead of focusing on the latest and greatest.
06-12-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By gthomson

Congratulations! I don't think I've got a route...

Congratulations! I don't think I've got a route jersey or a sprint jersey? In my early days of Zwifting I used to get so excited about getting an event jersey but my collection has grown so much over...
06-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By gthomson

What a great thing to get younger people into...

What a great thing to get younger people into cycling and hopefully raise interest in older bikes at the same time! lucky young man for sure.
06-06-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By gthomson

Watched a bunch of videos on setting up...

Watched a bunch of videos on setting up cantilever brakes, and never knew they were so diverse. As mentioned above, it looks like the adjustment of the hanger and the angle on the brake pads to the...
06-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By gthomson

thank you sirs, very sound advice. I didn't think...

thank you sirs, very sound advice. I didn't think to clean the rims when washing the bike, seniors moment. I'm sure the brake pads are original so another easy win. Will try both of these right away.
06-02-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By gthomson

Ontario Vintage Bike Show is back!

Calling all Ontarions (or those willing to travel) the former Brantford Vintage Bike Festival is finally back after a long hiatus due to COVID. It's moved to another location but not far from the...
05-30-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By gthomson

Thanks and well, I could have easily posted this...

Thanks and well, I could have easily posted this with a picture of me because the same thing is happening to me but the bike looks way better than I do!!! :) But seriously, getting old is tough and I...
05-27-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Love the slogan on the house! :)

Love the slogan on the house! :)
05-26-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By gthomson

Oh good catch, thank you. I had to get under the...

Oh good catch, thank you. I had to get under the brake cable along the top tube because that's where most of the rust was so I decided to replace the brake cable and the bar tape and did not to think...
05-24-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By gthomson

pdlamb, well that's because I didn't zoom in so...

pdlamb, well that's because I didn't zoom in so you don't see all the lines! At least the front fork is still in great condition.

Wildwood, i think that's the best advice to deal with the natural...
05-24-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By gthomson

Bill Cosby and Woody Allen, comedy icons while...

Bill Cosby and Woody Allen, comedy icons while growing up but are now very unpopular in the eye of the public. I still enjoy watching Woody Allen movies, old and new. I think he's a brilliant writer...
05-24-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By gthomson

Getting old is tough

This old girl is starting to show her age with some superficial surface rust under the cables and near the seams as well as the paint is showing very fine cracks. Nothing too serious ( I hope) and...
05-17-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By gthomson

With the new addition to the garage not sure how...

With the new addition to the garage not sure how much biking you'll do this summer! :) How about a video of it on the road?
05-13-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,150
Posted By gthomson

There's a ton of inventory in the GTA and the...

There's a ton of inventory in the GTA and the pricing is not bad. Not quite pre-covid prices but definitely better than 2020 prices. This bike looks like it's never been ridden.
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05-11-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Vintage Japanese steel under cherry blossoms. ...

Vintage Japanese steel under cherry blossoms.
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05-10-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By gthomson

LOL i can echo that sentiment when opening up...

LOL i can echo that sentiment when opening up Zwift and seeing NYC and Richmond. I be like, nooooooo! The others i can tolerate (Paris was fun like once, during the 2020 TDF) but never again. When...
05-10-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By gthomson

LOL will admit I had to look that word up, but...

LOL will admit I had to look that word up, but then I'm only in my fifties :) That sounds like a nice day and a great way to live. Work part time and enjoying bike rides and social interaction at...
05-09-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,089
Posted By gthomson

Very similar to what I just bought. Haven't got...

Very similar to what I just bought. Haven't got them installed but based on all the recommendations, they looked like a good choice.

ROCKBROS Mountain Bike Pedals Flat Bicycle MTB Pedals 9/16...
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By gthomson

Just scroll down through the list of topics and...

Just scroll down through the list of topics and there are a number of discussions about this. It's all based on budget, expectations, your environment, etc.... Some people will suggest going all out...
04-25-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By gthomson

I am going to take note because I used to carry a...

I am going to take note because I used to carry a saddle bag with tubes, CO2 cartridge, tire levers and then stuff whatever else I could get into it but got lazy and thought it looked dorky on my...
04-24-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By gthomson

Maybe not every ride is a good ride

Go ahead and grab yourself a nice cheese and please forgive me for I'm about to start whining. Today was supposed to be a good day because I was due for a little "me" time to start doing some work on...
04-21-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,862
Posted By gthomson

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it...

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it does look FREAKIN awesome. When you can take an old bike and make it look better than anything currently available - KA-BAM!!!

Would like to do this...
04-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,661
Posted By gthomson

yeah have done this too. It starts to become this...

yeah have done this too. It starts to become this really bad rabbit hole of making the wheel worse and worse with each twist! ha ha
04-09-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By gthomson

I have to agree with most of the above and the OP...

I have to agree with most of the above and the OP that any ride is a good ride. I'm a bit younger and still work full time so weekday rides have to be short before or after work, then go for a longer...
04-02-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By gthomson

If I pulled the brake hard enough I would! but I...

If I pulled the brake hard enough I would! but I don't. Not since I was a kid riding a banana seat bike with coaster breaks.
03-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By gthomson

Nearing the end of March here in southern Ontario...

Nearing the end of March here in southern Ontario and old man winter has decided he's not ready to call it quits yet so he comes back with some snow, wind, cold temperatures and grey skies. So tired...
03-28-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,239
Posted By gthomson

Agree with all of the above but I do use Strava...

Agree with all of the above but I do use Strava to record my rides and then I compare my rides between Zwift vs. real time. I know that's pointless because neither Strava nor Zwift calculates any...
03-26-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 17,150
Posted By gthomson

Geeze Louise, Jon Snow would be proud of that...

Geeze Louise, Jon Snow would be proud of that Wall! never seen a wall of ice as a bike back drop! Only in Winter Peg :)
03-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

We do things differently up here in Canada :)

We do things differently up here in Canada :)
03-22-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Love this, the old homes, the tree and the...

Love this, the old homes, the tree and the classic steel bike. How old are those homes? Wish i was walking down that street right now.
03-20-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 58,798
Posted By gthomson

Fellow Torontoians or anyone else interested in...

Fellow Torontoians or anyone else interested in joining, I think our time has come! we have waited now for 2 years to live life again and I believe this summer is our time. We should meet somewhere...
03-18-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By gthomson

It got up to about 16 Celsius (60ish Fahrenheit)...

It got up to about 16 Celsius (60ish Fahrenheit) yesterday here in my neck of the woods so was thrilled to get out on the bike and do a quick hour long ride. Felt soooo good.
03-18-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Great shot Botty Kayer and thanks, yes it will. I...

Great shot Botty Kayer and thanks, yes it will. I take it from some cycling videos I've been watching from those in the UK that the weather has not been nice there this past month?
03-17-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

I'm envious of all you people living in warmer...

I'm envious of all you people living in warmer climates during these winter months and able to take such nice pictures. I can show you images of my bike on a trainer while I'm Zwifting? Not very...
03-14-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By gthomson

I am right with you OP and find myself wandering...

I am right with you OP and find myself wandering out to my garage to put the garbage out and then spending 15 minutes just looking at and talking with my bikes. I'm so lonely for a ride outside - ...
03-03-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By gthomson

All super nice stories and a pleasure to read...

All super nice stories and a pleasure to read during this ongoing time of madness in the world. if I had any bike friends, I would wish they would be like y'all.
03-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By gthomson

Learn how to ride a bike again

I remember when I first started Zwifting about 5 years ago I really got into it and spent a ton of time over the winter months racking up the points and virtual KM's down in the basement and thought...
02-13-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Like all your shots of London. Was there back in...

Like all your shots of London. Was there back in 94 and one of the best trips ever. Just waiting to get back there some day. How about a ride through some of the historic areas for us? :)
02-04-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 711,681
Posted By gthomson

Clear path to the BBQ - I like it. My backyard...

Clear path to the BBQ - I like it. My backyard looks similar but I focused on a clear path to the hot tub only. Priorities I guess.
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