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Posted By prairiepedaler

Really fine bike you have there. That is the one...

Really fine bike you have there. That is the one with the ultra long chainstays, yes? If I ever found one of those in my size locally I'd snap 'er up and keep it for good!
06-20-19, 09:54 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Right here...

Right here (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1127840-there-locksmith-house.html)

That's one and I use multiple locks of differing types. Heavy for sure but the differing types...
06-20-19, 09:48 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Thermie, I had thought of migrating the spokes...

Thermie, I had thought of migrating the spokes over to a new wheel, buuuuuut, I decided against it. I'd rather just spend the money on new spokes. I thnk I can get them for about $18/wheel. It's the...
06-20-19, 09:42 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Indeed, and he'd commit another two by days' end...

Indeed, and he'd commit another two by days' end (as do we all).

https://www.amazon.com/Three-Felonies-Day-Target-Innocent/dp/1594035229
06-18-19, 10:22 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello, those are some nice newer "old" rims. Up...

Hello, those are some nice newer "old" rims. Up in Canada, those may be scarce. From what I gather, no distributorship exists and then to post / do the duty exchange thing, two rims begins to equal...
06-15-19, 09:37 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Mating a rim to Dura-Ace 7700 Hubs

I've got a pair of wheels here, 32h Mavic GP-4 Rims w/ D-A 7700 hubs. I don't want to ride tubulars, and the rims aren't wide enough for my liking either. I'd like to use the hubs as basis for...
06-12-19, 06:59 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Bob, oh yeah - I'd forgotten about that stuff!...

Hi Bob, oh yeah - I'd forgotten about that stuff! I remember trying to source some up here years ago but gave up. I'll retry now. Maybe with some cattle prodding MEC will decide to stock it.
06-12-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

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Posted By prairiepedaler

Thanks for all the input given here. What he's...

Thanks for all the input given here. What he's decided to do is move as much as he can via a sale in his own backyard. He can close up anytime and go lie down when neccessary. He's found that most...
06-12-19, 07:49 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Indeed. I think Tri-Flow should make...

Indeed.

I think Tri-Flow should make available both an original formula and a thinner one.
06-10-19, 09:32 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Is there a business opportunity here? I mean, one...

Is there a business opportunity here? I mean, one that pays a little more than Skip the Dishes or UBER. How about a middle man in a "Shimano friendly" country who buys quantities of Shimano product,...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 09:22 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Escape from L.A.

I've never been to L.A. I think I would've liked to visit it at a time when they still had inner city orchards there, like in the film "Sunset Boulevard".
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06-10-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By prairiepedaler

Cobras Everywhere! Only GI Joe can save the day...

Cobras Everywhere! Only GI Joe can save the day now. I think the fabrication method is stamping but they look nicely stamped. The trussed-up set shown in the photos was put into the parts bin at the...
06-09-19, 06:48 PM
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Views: 1,074
Posted By prairiepedaler

Break pads. Well, at least you're close.

Break pads. Well, at least you're close.
06-09-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Break pads. Well, at least he's close.

Break pads. Well, at least he's close.
06-09-19, 06:44 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

"I still use it" Hello Haze, glad that ol'...

"I still use it"

Hello Haze, glad that ol' stuff is hanging in there. Have you tried the new to compare? Perhaps buy a new bottle and report back to see how they compare.
06-08-19, 10:13 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Eaton's Cobra - Cantilever Brakes

It's really funny how things show up in 3's. I'd never seen an Eaton's Cobra before (sold by the famous now-defunct Eaton's Department Store) until I saw one at the Co-op. Then, two days later -...
06-03-19, 05:14 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Andy, I would never block a guy for some...

Hi Andy, I would never block a guy for some comment like my own response let alone announce I was. It was an honest mistake on my part, but there was no sense in Bill behaving like a peloton...
06-02-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hey - You're right! (and so was the uptight...

Hey - You're right! (and so was the uptight neurotic who first mentioned it). I had written accompanying text, kind of like a review, but it appears it never attached to the post. Hmmm. With this...
06-02-19, 07:18 AM
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Views: 2,076
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm. Hair trigger crackpot and/or Tri-Flow sales...

Hmmm. Hair trigger crackpot and/or Tri-Flow sales rep?
06-02-19, 07:17 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

"...

" https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tec...10090301008005...
06-01-19, 12:49 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Easy does it fella. There was no "question", an...

Easy does it fella. There was no "question", an observational statement was made. As per the OP, the viscosity is different between the two "identical" products. I remember this difference clearly...
05-31-19, 05:29 PM
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Views: 2,076
Posted By prairiepedaler

A Tale of Two Tri-Flows

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One on the left is better...
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Views: 2,354
Posted By prairiepedaler

Thank you very much for the support and...

Thank you very much for the support and suggestions! I'll have to contemplate incorporating some ideas into this situation. My sense is I think I'm going to apply the 80/20 rule to the problem. That...
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Helping a friend dissolve his collection

Hello BF members. Kind of a serious thread here but I thought someone may have been in the same sort of situation before. An older friend is getting rid of all his bike stuff not because he wants to...
05-20-19, 08:10 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Indeed! The seller at that link also said...

Indeed!

The seller at that link also said they wouldn't look into another methodology to post and rely on OiVeys' calculations, however inaccurate. The axle is something which goes in a small...
05-20-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Got it, Roll. Glad you liked my sig. The...

Got it, Roll. Glad you liked my sig.

The medium is the massage.
05-19-19, 06:59 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Cars - the Spawn of the Devil

...So says the old, now retired mechanic, at the Lusty Wrench in Ohio.

Via ****ter ether:
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05-19-19, 06:52 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

The Mantra does look like a cool conversation...

The Mantra does look like a cool conversation piece type bike and I'd take one for a ride to try. I've never ridden any form of suspension bike before.
05-18-19, 05:21 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

ISO Ritchey type 9mm Through "Straxle" axle

ISO Ritchey (or equiv) front 9mm diameter axle. This is exactly...
05-15-19, 09:17 PM
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Views: 336
Posted By prairiepedaler

Local Klein Mantra

Local flipping a Mantra (No connection). I read these bikes are downright dangerous to ride in the downhill.
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05-14-19, 09:54 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm, didn't notice they were stainless. Chinese...

Hmmm, didn't notice they were stainless. Chinese stainless is a crapshoot at best but they shouldn't rust any faster than plated. You can tell they aren't finished off as nicely as some of the old...
05-14-19, 09:32 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Wiz / Ded.... that's the type of stuff, at "now...

Wiz / Ded.... that's the type of stuff, at "now we're talking" prices.
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Posted By prairiepedaler

I am familiar with the rims. I like them, and...

I am familiar with the rims. I like them, and they seem a good rim to me. The 25's are nice & wide. In terms of what you can flip them for I'm not the one to ask.
05-12-19, 07:38 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Yes Pedal, something along those lines would do...

Yes Pedal, something along those lines would do fine. $5ea though is too steep. I'd like to see 100 for $50, not 10. There has to be a cheap push/clip on 50cent plastic version out there. I remember...
05-12-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Inexpensive Source for Cable Guide Clamps

At the bike Coop I've noticed there is many a refurbed bike which hold their cable housing to the frame using zipties. They work, but they're not ideal nor do they look as functionally pleasing; kind...
05-10-19, 08:46 PM
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Views: 887
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm. Add some cartons of box wine to that video...

Hmmm. Add some cartons of box wine to that video and we have a perfect cross-sectional example of the average New York woman's apartment.
05-09-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

I was thinking that this Adamo might be worth it....

I was thinking that this Adamo might be worth it. I'm always concerned about re-covering a saddle because the padding underneath may have lost it's original qualities which made it properly...
05-08-19, 04:38 PM
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Views: 467
Posted By prairiepedaler

Re-Covering a Saddle

I found this thread which helps: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/716680-recover-your-saddle.html
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd probably prefer to use spool mounts on a fork...

I'd probably prefer to use spool mounts on a fork instead of drilling it for insert threading, although I don't like the look as much. Several mirror imaged pairs along each blade would certainly...
05-07-19, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,889
Posted By prairiepedaler

I, I do, I say there is indeed, Colonel. What you...

I, I do, I say there is indeed, Colonel. What you see in the picture is the lock with a key in it and that key was made by a local locksmith who just happened to have blanks that fit. On the phone...
05-06-19, 07:45 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello there, how much do the two pieces of metal...

Hello there, how much do the two pieces of metal cost?
05-03-19, 11:17 AM
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Views: 1,889
Posted By prairiepedaler

Got it!!!

Paging Dr. Feelgood !

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04-29-19, 06:33 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

He has it reduced to c$275. Not bad for a decent...

He has it reduced to c$275. Not bad for a decent steel frame touring bike of that era
Forum: Framebuilders
04-29-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By prairiepedaler

Wowsers! Some first rate work there, Gug. That's...

Wowsers! Some first rate work there, Gug. That's the spirit.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-19, 09:17 PM
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Views: 2,715
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Cliff, thanks for that reference. I'm up in...

Hi Cliff, thanks for that reference. I'm up in Winnipeg the Windy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-19, 11:58 AM
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Views: 5,848
Posted By prairiepedaler

I was just handling a Brompton Ch3 titanium today...

I was just handling a Brompton Ch3 titanium today when meeting with the owner who had some bike lights advertised for sale. He stated that he'd special ordered it from Toronto and only 3 were...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By prairiepedaler

Thanks Unter, glad to hear confirmation. You're...

Thanks Unter, glad to hear confirmation. You're into framebuilding and mods, have you any examples of this type of retrofitting work? I'm not a welder, but know how to solder and am reasonable handy....
04-26-19, 10:23 AM
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Views: 2,322
Posted By prairiepedaler

There surely has been books written to satisfy...

There surely has been books written to satisfy the question you are posing. I share the same reasons as others, a few of which is admiring the bicycle as an elegant and tremendously economical form...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-26-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,715
Posted By prairiepedaler

Retrofitting Added Functionality to an existing frame

I have a couple of steel frames that are suitable size and hold future potential for use. I like a kitchen sink bike with a tonne of "fastenability"; threaded braze-on laden frames for attaching...
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