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05-07-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By T-Mar

The reason that most manufacturers selected the...

The reason that most manufacturers selected the 420mm BSD version of 24" and 650C (571mm BSD) as the two standards for smaller frames, is simple. At the time, for their respective tyre/wheel...
05-06-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,689
Posted By RustyJames

Truth! On the other hand, Iím selling bikes I...

Truth! On the other hand, Iím selling bikes I bought as quarantine projects quite easily. I listed my Trek 6000 for what I thought was an optimistic price and received multiple inquiries the first...
05-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By ascherer

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a...

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a crowded open street in Brooklyn when a fellow that was standing next to his bike suddenly turned 90 degrees to his left and walked right into me. No...
05-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 787
Posted By nlerner

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing...

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing rain pants reminded me of why I bought this pair (from Showers Pass, excellent stuff). The previous ones developed a leak at the crotch seams, and I’d...
05-05-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,689
Posted By markk900

I continue to be amazed at the bikes (whatever...

I continue to be amazed at the bikes (whatever the price) that show up for you locally Randy. I never see anything like that variety of bikes in SW Ontario .
05-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 787
Posted By steelbikeguy

boy, I do try to stay out of the rooster tail...

boy, I do try to stay out of the rooster tail from any riders ahead of me, even though I always have glasses on.
You never know what might be mixed in with that water.
Also... there's this.......
05-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 787
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've bike commuted long enough to have the proper...

I've bike commuted long enough to have the proper gear, so while I don't really like it, it's not a big deal to ride in the rain. However, I avoid riding in the rain at night.... visibility is...
05-04-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle appears to be a Canadian...

The subject bicycle appears to be a Canadian market PB14, circa 1988, These bicycles were marketed to the shorter, female triathlete.

Prior to the mid-1980s, most females rode step-through frames....
05-04-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By jamesdak

Maybe Karma is real (free parts)

So, as I've been on this journey the last several months of downsizing my collection I've been passing on so many bikes at really great prices to locals. Several times even giving some money back...
05-04-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Doug Fattic

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back...

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back wheel was a solution Bill Boston (a frame builder in New Jersey) came up with in the 1970's to solve the problem of toe overlap on smaller women's...
05-03-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 787
Posted By Narhay

With my C&V bikes and their unsealed everything I...

With my C&V bikes and their unsealed everything I avoid it like the plague. On my other bikes I avoid it because I'm a wuss and I've done my share of commuting 5+ years in the BC rain most weeks.
05-02-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By 70sSanO

It really is an eBay hit or miss. But you can...

It really is an eBay hit or miss. But you can find some gems there from time to time. The only issue is sizing. If you can read some older reviews of the shoes you might glean a bit more info.
...
05-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By thook

you sure you didn't run over any zombies? zombie...

you sure you didn't run over any zombies? zombie blood? :bike:
05-02-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Bigbus

Not at all. If they're stopping you fine and...

Not at all. If they're stopping you fine and aren't worn way down, they're good to .....go?
04-26-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,295
Posted By steelbikeguy

a snapshot (literally) of what the racers were...

a snapshot (literally) of what the racers were wearing in 1982 in Durango, Colorado at the Iron Horse Classic.
i.e. lots of leather hairnets, with just one hard shell helmet visible.
Trivia...
04-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,177
Posted By superdex

Sounds like you got a good workout in ;) If...

Sounds like you got a good workout in ;)

If you want to make the climbs a little easier (they'll take longer), set up a custom workout that's like a 2hr free-ride block. That way, even if you're...
04-25-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,177
Posted By unterhausen

I need to drop 25 pounds to even be in the range...

I need to drop 25 pounds to even be in the range of mediocre climber
04-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 851,642
Posted By bicyclegirl1961

My 1986 Royce Union 12 speed with Peugeot decals

I didn't like that my 1986 Royce Union 12 speed was all black when I bought it new so I went to a bike shop and bought Peugeot decals.


...
04-25-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By randyjawa

Raleigh Rocky II on Kijiji in Thunder Bay right...

Raleigh Rocky II on Kijiji in Thunder Bay right now, lugged and all. Not my bike (not into mountain bikes) and the seller is asking $75.00 CND......
04-25-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,978
Posted By randyjawa

I feel very lucky to have snapped up this NOS...

I feel very lucky to have snapped up this NOS vintage Legnano cottered crank set, complete with bottom bracket and for a very reasonable price. The crank and bottom bracket are now part of my longest...
04-24-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 851,642
Posted By OutnBack

That turned out exceptional. Great job!

That turned out exceptional. Great job!
04-24-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By Barry2

I am controlling my calorie intake. Iíve...

I am controlling my calorie intake.
Iíve reduced the intake to permit weight loss.

In order to exercise on a bike I need calories to fuel muscles.
I snack every 20mins while riding.
I burn...
04-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,295
Posted By JulesCW

I was hit by a car in 1978 -- no helmet -- skull...

I was hit by a car in 1978 -- no helmet -- skull fracture and a number of other not-very-fun injuries. Started riding again with a Bell Biker. These days I use a Specialized Prevail -- super light...
04-22-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By unterhausen

I rode an organized century without eating any...

I rode an organized century without eating any food once. I actually made it all the way to 99 miles in fairly good form and then I couldn't move and went to sleep on a median. It took me a couple of...
04-22-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By non-fixie

The Package arrived this morning. :) Took a...

The Package arrived this morning. :)

Took a quick look to see what I got:
...
04-20-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By thook

quintessential, of course..... ...

quintessential, of course.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GugsCdLHm-Q
04-19-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By spelger

in the words of Gollum they were probably stupid...

in the words of Gollum they were probably stupid fat hobbits.

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04-19-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By non-fixie

I just got word that my purchase has been dropped...

I just got word that my purchase has been dropped off at a post office somewhere in France this morning, so I am beginning to feel confident that I will actually be holding it in my hands in maybe a...
04-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 851,642
Posted By fabiofarelli

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04-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By ZIPP2001

Can't complain about having half day Friday's,...

Can't complain about having half day Friday's, and yes a great excuse for a ride. I stayed on some nice back roads, and only went on what I call the raceway for a couple hundred yards.
04-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,975
Views: 579,513
Posted By big john

Did a bit of climbing Saturday. 7 of us went from...

Did a bit of climbing Saturday. 7 of us went from 3k elevation up to 8k on mostly closed roads. I'm the oldest one, again, on the right....
04-12-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By unterhausen

I felt like canceling last night when i found out...

I felt like canceling last night when i found out the course I was on had a 4.5 mile lead-in.
04-11-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By repechage

Huret derailleurs of this era in general did not...

Huret derailleurs of this era in general did not use cable casing end caps. Do cut the cable housing nice and square, debur, (grind if you can) use an awl to confirm the cable passes through freely....
04-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Miele Man

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it...

Very lightly tap that cable stop so that it becomes 90 degrees to the downtube.

When the cable is on t he front derailleur is it staying in place on the front derailleur?

If you disconnect the...
04-11-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 34,594
Posted By vascof1

it would be great to get together. Hopefully...

it would be great to get together. Hopefully later in the summer we will have a bit of an opening we can gather.
04-09-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Posted By Chombi1

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his...

Mehhhh...... this guy's way overthunk his bike.....
Here's the right way to ride wood!...
04-09-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Posted By polymorphself

These comments are insane and perfectly on-brand...

These comments are insane and perfectly on-brand for this forum :lol:
04-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Posted By Reynolds

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the...

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the concrete on it.
04-09-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 808,599
Posted By Spellscape

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04-09-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,584
Posted By gbi

Medieval training device used to teach consumers...

Medieval training device used to teach consumers the importance of buying the proper size frame, this one demonstrates the downfalls of a frame that is too large.
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By Eric F

Wahoo has a feature that sends an email to...

Wahoo has a feature that sends an email to whomever you choose with a map link for live tracking. It does not have crash notification, however.
04-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ogsarg

If you have an iphone, you can share your...

If you have an iphone, you can share your location with your spouse. Set them up as a contact, open the contact and near the bottom there is a "share location" button. You can share for an hour, till...
04-08-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,693
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

455 posts vs 6603 NOT including P and R posts. ...

455 posts vs 6603 NOT including P and R posts. lol
04-06-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By Thomas15

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30...

Same for me I usually don't get home until 6:30 which in the summer gives me about 2 hours ride time. But sometimes it's just easier to hit the trainer or if the weather sucks I'm not going outside.
04-05-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 808,599
Posted By capnjonny

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04-05-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,552
Posted By steelbikeguy

Here are a few shots of my...

Here are a few shots of my commuting/touring/travel bike built by Rich Powers, a hobby frame builder here in the midwest. It was built in the year 2000, and has a bit over 50,000 miles on it now. ...
04-03-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By markk900

From what I can see you have the front hooked up...

From what I can see you have the front hooked up correctly, but to my eye it seems you donít have a lot of space for the arm to move.

You should be able to operate the front by hand with no cable...
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By T-Mar

I'm 3 months late to the party but for...

I'm 3 months late to the party but for posterity's sake the subject bicycle is a 1983 Velo Sport Appalache 12. In the this case, the exact model year is easy to determine. The top mount shift levers...
04-02-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,552
Posted By markk900

Cheapest I could find here in Ontario (for a...

Cheapest I could find here in Ontario (for a professional bike respray and not a "sure throw it in with this other batch of stuff we are doing" painter) was over $900 CAD for one colour; the shop...
04-01-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By alcjphil

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in...

I had a tour of the Guru production facility in Laval about 15 years ago. Very impressive place, seems they got some financial support from the Quebec government. They were still riding high from the...
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