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01-29-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By mikemowbz

So, the date of departure quickly approaches - an...

So, the date of departure quickly approaches - an I will be in Portland as of this Thursday night sticking around for a week before heading back to Canada on the 7th.

My plans to ride have...
01-29-19, 11:21 AM
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Posted By mikemowbz

Alas, while I am in Canada, the 4250km distance...

Alas, while I am in Canada, the 4250km distance between me and the venue in Brantford may prove too great for a visit this time.

Would love to see some reports (with pictures!) from folks in...
01-28-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By mikemowbz

WTB: 36h 8sp Record RR hub, 36h Record SILVER 9/10/11 hub set

Hey Folks:

I am on a bit of a journey here, prompted by (irrational?) guilt at my own - now scuttled - plans to build up a frame produced by a small Québec builder named JP Ryffranck with modern...
01-25-19, 12:28 AM
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Posted By mikemowbz

hazetguy hooked this guy up with some uncommon...

hazetguy hooked this guy up with some uncommon Mavic bits to push my 10-year plan for completing a group ever-closer to the finish!

Communication, packing, and the goods themselves, all :thumb:.
01-22-19, 01:28 PM
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Posted By mikemowbz

Haven't checked in on this thread for a while -...

Haven't checked in on this thread for a while - this bike just keeps getting better and better!
The silver Dia Compe cantis do complement things nicely, and the a set of polished (or grey ano) TB14s...
01-15-19, 08:19 PM
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Posted By mikemowbz

Some interesting material. Strikes me as timely,...

Some interesting material. Strikes me as timely, as I just happened to read the Bicycle Quarterly feature on the renewed/revived production of Idéale saddles (well, the 90, at least) a couple of...
01-14-19, 09:17 AM
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Views: 2,238
Posted By mikemowbz

This (as found tucked in a corner in a staff-only...

This (as found tucked in a corner in a staff-only area at my work):...
01-13-19, 01:01 PM
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Posted By mikemowbz

Stunner - glad to hear it got a couple of miles...

Stunner - glad to hear it got a couple of miles this weekend after such a long rest! :thumb:
01-13-19, 12:10 PM
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Views: 1,198
Posted By mikemowbz

If at all possible, I'd want to ride it first or...

If at all possible, I'd want to ride it first or subject the frame to a bit of load on the DT (i.e. stand on the DS pedal with a bit of weight while braking and observe the area of the crack) to...
01-13-19, 11:59 AM
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Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

Great info, and some definite ride...

Great info, and some definite ride possibilities...will be sure to bring all the gear I carry to be prepared for unpredictable weather up here further north along the Pacific coast (also pleasing to...
01-13-19, 11:52 AM
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Views: 2,021
Posted By mikemowbz

I'm with you - as I'm sure many on this forum are...

I'm with you - as I'm sure many on this forum are - about how (particular) bikes can express meaning and connection.

I'm particularly interested in Canadian-built custom bikes, a very particular...
01-12-19, 11:32 PM
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Posted By mikemowbz

Eisentraut is top-shelf, and I love the logic...

Eisentraut is top-shelf, and I love the logic connection with the builder/place!

Do you envision a particular build, or is the direction still 'TBD'?
01-09-19, 11:13 PM
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Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

As gugie suggests, bikes are well secured in both...

As gugie suggests, bikes are well secured in both senses of the word (not swinging around in harms way, and monitored).

Have been very pleased with Amtrak bike transport arrangements in past.
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01-09-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

One of the few places I made sure to fit in on my...

One of the few places I made sure to fit in on my last (one-day) visit to the city while heading out to Seaview, WA for vacation a couple of summers back!

That is one sizeable book store.
01-09-19, 11:01 PM
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Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

There was no city to speak of here in 1857...

There was no city to speak of here in 1857 (before the gold rush and the Hastings mill), so ahead by a long shot (relatively speaking).

A trip up to Vancouver is surely in the cards - sounds like...
01-09-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

Yup, that was them! And I bet that was it, too. ...

Yup, that was them! And I bet that was it, too.

And If you get a 'Paul' a few years younger than my pops one of these weekends, there's a good chance it's my uncle from the other end of the Black...
01-08-19, 02:24 PM
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Posted By mikemowbz

I've seen/heard some quite varied interpretations...

I've seen/heard some quite varied interpretations of the intent of EL OS specifically in terms of usage and rider size/weight, i.e. ranging from claims that it was intended for lightweights and...
01-08-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

CliffordK - I will be arriving the 31st January,...

CliffordK - I will be arriving the 31st January, and departing the 7th February. A ride would be great! And it would make sense for a Vancouverite (GWN) to explore Vancouver (WA) a little...I have to...
01-07-19, 04:41 PM
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Views: 887
Posted By mikemowbz

Portland, OR - s(ites/ights) of interest to a visiting C&V'er (mid-winter 2019) ?

Velocult is no more.

February in Portland (much like February in my home base of Vancouver, BC) is likely to resemble a shower beginning to turn into a bath.

But Portland is a notoriously...
01-06-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By mikemowbz

Thanks for the info. English threads a plus! ...

Thanks for the info. English threads a plus!

I prefer longer cranks, so I'm going to hold off - though I admit I'm unlikely to find so nice at a real nice price in a longer length anytime soon.
01-05-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By mikemowbz

Question: is it 9/16 pedal threading? And...

Question: is it 9/16 pedal threading?

And what is the arm length?

I can't quite make out the relevant markings in the photos.

Depending on those details, I may be interested - I've always...
01-01-19, 11:30 PM
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Views: 2,276
Posted By mikemowbz

Many, varied bikes might turn my head, but...

Many, varied bikes might turn my head, but 'grail' would have to be a Mariposa randonneur ca. 1970s-1980s, or Mariposa racer ca. 1970s.

RIP Mike Barry, Sr., who passed just a couple of days ago.
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12-31-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By mikemowbz

Saw this sad news earlier today. Surely the...

Saw this sad news earlier today.

Surely the only Canadian frame maker to have an example of his work (well, a lively and colourful - and fastidiously technical - depiction thereof) hanging in the...
12-11-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,095
Posted By mikemowbz

How about this 1982-3 John Harrington track...

How about this 1982-3 John Harrington track frame?
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The builder himself tells...
12-10-18, 06:01 PM
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Views: 52,708
Posted By mikemowbz

Much thanks to Brewsmith - I just received my...

Much thanks to Brewsmith - I just received my Tricolor goodies in the mail up here in Canada, and couldn't be happier.

The 8sp 6401 shifter set, in particular, has eluded me for some time; not...
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