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10-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By peter_d

As someone in an earlier post suggested I...

As someone in an earlier post suggested I downloaded the Bigringvr trial version to compare with Rouvy, it has some good features and the videos while not as numerous as Rouvy's are of great quality....
10-12-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By peter_d

This may help ...

This may help
https://support.rouvy.com/s/article/The-Trainer-Resistance-Seems-To-Be-Wrong?language=en_US
10-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By peter_d

According to earlier posts in this thread Zwift...

According to earlier posts in this thread Zwift has an in app way to ease the resistance but I can't find anything similar in Rouvy. Too bad cause I really like their ride videos. Unfortunately I...
10-10-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By peter_d

Resurrecting this thread from last year to see if...

Resurrecting this thread from last year to see if there was any input from Rouvy re the OP's original problem. I recently upgraded from the Kurt Smart 2 to the Kurt Control power unit on my older...
10-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By peter_d

It's possible that the inner tube valve isn't...

It's possible that the inner tube valve isn't seating properly inside the tire. If the inner tube has a presta valve, push the valve through the hole in the rim and screw on the little knurled nut...
06-28-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,773
Posted By peter_d

For Canadian Tour watchers.

It sounds as though Flobikes will be the sole Canadian carrier of the Tour de France starting in 2020. As long as their servers are up to it I think it'll be an improvement on Sportsnet's constant...
05-29-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By peter_d

Yes, fraid John Canning didn't live up to his...

Yes, fraid John Canning didn't live up to his hype. Too bad, that frame has potential.
03-25-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By peter_d

I was measured for a 54" frame by my LBS but can...

I was measured for a 54" frame by my LBS but can ride a 56 to 58" vintage bike comfortably with just a small adjustment in saddle height. I actually feel more stretched out on the smaller modern...
03-01-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 152,734
Posted By peter_d

Hoping this guy never falls off and damages his...

Hoping this guy never falls off and damages his hands.
11-20-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By peter_d

So Randy, did you mean the bike or the lady cuts...

So Randy, did you mean the bike or the lady cuts dramatically into your bike riding time? Be careful, both are dangerous at our age. :) Have a great winter.
10-01-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By peter_d

Good buy! I think all the Galaxy's were Reynolds...

Good buy! I think all the Galaxy's were Reynolds 531 but straight gauge so not the lightest bikes. Quite nimble handling considering the long wheelbase and relaxed geometry. Very strong dependable...
08-15-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By peter_d

I would seriously consider a San Marco vintage...

I would seriously consider a San Marco vintage Concor, PlanetX had honey ones on sale recently. One of the most comfortable and iconic saddles ever made I think.
08-02-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By peter_d

When men were men and bikes were bikes.

The 1953 Tour de France. Just found this on Y tube so apologies if it's already been posted here. It's well worth a look if not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0wzG3KEgY
07-30-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By peter_d

Take your bike to a bikeshop and have your fit on...

Take your bike to a bikeshop and have your fit on the bike checked to make sure you're not too stretched out. If so you could try an adjustable stem to raise the bars a bit. Other than that just keep...
07-30-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By peter_d

I'm guessing that deals have already been done...

I'm guessing that deals have already been done within the team during the last three weeks. I would expect that for next year Thomas will be team leader for the Giro and Froome will be given his...
07-18-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,091
Posted By peter_d

It's amazing how proficient lobbyists have become.

It's amazing how proficient lobbyists have become.
06-21-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,654
Posted By peter_d

My Grandis is a '73 so I can't speak to how the...

My Grandis is a '73 so I can't speak to how the post Silvio one's were built but their bikes from that era were crafted not just built. So many small details that show how much care was taken in...
06-06-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,944
Posted By peter_d

I remember thinking at time of watching, how well...

I remember thinking at time of watching, how well those girls managed everyone, None of the VIP's got to hog the stage or upstage the athletes, they seemed very efficient.
01-31-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,899
Posted By peter_d

My Grandis has what I'd describe as a springy...

My Grandis has what I'd describe as a springy ride, in a very positive way. I would think that rider weight and power would have the biggest influence on how a bike feels though. Most of these...
01-17-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By peter_d

Fire away. :). I'd be interested to hear of any...

Fire away. :). I'd be interested to hear of any cool finds in Winnipeg. One of the guys at the Wrench ( local bike co-op) told me about an Eddy Merckx that they found at the dump a couple of years...
10-24-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,614
Posted By peter_d

Patience is the key ingredient, much more...

Patience is the key ingredient, much more important than the brand of paint. I always strip my frames to bare metal, that gives you a chance to check the workmanship and do a little filing and...
10-18-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,139
Posted By peter_d

This is the bike Randy mentioned. Much heavier...

This is the bike Randy mentioned. Much heavier than yours but just as pretty. :)



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10-17-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By peter_d

Yeah but what"s that awful thing attached to the...

Yeah but what"s that awful thing attached to the fork? Looks like he switched wheels with the guy next to him. :)
10-04-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By peter_d

The better ones did seem to have some distinctive...

The better ones did seem to have some distinctive touches and the build quality is quite good. It's a pretty nice ride and quite nimble even with that relaxed geometry. I went back to 27" wheels and...
10-04-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By peter_d

If you want to see a collection of beautiful and...

If you want to see a collection of beautiful and no doubt very expensive bikes, check out decal guy Greg Softley's albums on flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclomondo/albums
09-11-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,603
Posted By peter_d

I've used plain old Rustoleum clearcoat over...

I've used plain old Rustoleum clearcoat over decals from pretty much all the internet decal suppliers with no problems. I find the gloss a bit too glossy but satin with a coat of wax over top looks...
09-07-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 113,900
Posted By peter_d

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A 1981 frame with brake cable clips due to a broken braze on, I think Raleigh switched from cable clips to braze on's in the late 70's.
09-06-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,442
Posted By peter_d

I was thinking the other day that until a few...

I was thinking the other day that until a few years ago you could generally expect that if you bought a brand new item, whether appliance, electronics or perhaps even bikes, the new item would be of...
08-31-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By peter_d

From what I remember most British builders were...

From what I remember most British builders were much less tied in to using matching components than say French or Italians who might see it as a matter of national pride to use all Simplex or all...
08-22-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By peter_d

If those are what you had stashed at the back of...

If those are what you had stashed at the back of the basement I wonder what you had up front. :)
08-20-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By peter_d

I have a white stem for one of my modern bikes. I...

I have a white stem for one of my modern bikes. I installed it and took it off again, didn't like the way it looked. Shiny is better.
08-14-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,144
Posted By peter_d

534191 534192 534193 Frame number...

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Frame number 6832 so probably right around 1970, with updated components. A previous owner had it factory repainted and I assume some braze ons added, not sure what...
08-11-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,601
Posted By peter_d

A leather or nylon strap from an old pedal clip...

A leather or nylon strap from an old pedal clip should work if you can glue then sew the ends together.
08-03-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By peter_d

I'd like to think that I'd react responsibly but...

I'd like to think that I'd react responsibly but I can certainly understand the frustration of those who may choose not to. Bike theft is so common here that there has to be some organization. My...
08-01-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,913
Posted By peter_d

The serial number on mine is 6832. I guessed...

The serial number on mine is 6832. I guessed around 1970, the Bob Jackson factory said Quote..." such an old frame I have no idea on that one" . I'll be interested to see if anyone can shed more...
08-01-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,396
Posted By peter_d

Carbon durability will be more of a problem when...

Carbon durability will be more of a problem when they've been around long enough that prices for used carbon bikes drop to the point where they're attractive to buyers looking for cheap run around...
07-30-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By peter_d

Kirk Frameworks frameset

I don't have any connection to this frame or seller but it just came up on the local want-ad site and I thought someone here might be interested. Looks like immaculate workmanship.

Kirk...
07-29-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By peter_d

I don't have experience with the saddle you show...

I don't have experience with the saddle you show in the photo but have a few of the leather ones. I've found you really have to stick with them; eventually they'll become very comfortable. I have an...
07-27-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By peter_d

I haven't been able to find rivets small enough...

I haven't been able to find rivets small enough either, they do seem to be available but none of the hardware stores carry them. My solution in the past has been a little ball of epoxy putty for each...
07-25-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,155
Posted By peter_d

I guess our Canadian feed is different from that...

I guess our Canadian feed is different from that of the US. For the last couple of years fellow Australians Matt Keenan and Robbie McEwan have co- hosted the first part of the race, before handing...
07-24-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By peter_d

One thing to keep in mind is that older wheels...

One thing to keep in mind is that older wheels may not have a hooked rim, if so folding tires are likely to blow right off at high pressure.
07-19-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,592
Posted By peter_d

It looks great Randy. The Falcon is painted too...

It looks great Randy. The Falcon is painted too but I've been holding off on the decals cause of that possible postal strike.
07-14-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By peter_d

And it's a bit of a pain to install but feels...

And it's a bit of a pain to install but feels nice under the hands.
07-11-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,462
Posted By peter_d

If that had happened in the US the ambulance...

If that had happened in the US the ambulance chasers would be hiring private detectives to find that guy so they could convince him to sue Chris Froome and Team Sky for assault. Sad but true.
07-11-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By peter_d

I sympathize. I watch on Sportsnet in Canada and...

I sympathize. I watch on Sportsnet in Canada and the other day they accidently included some bike racing between commercials. Ok I'm exaggerating a bit but up here if it's not hockey the sports...
06-29-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,353
Posted By peter_d

Good to know, Thanks.

Good to know, Thanks.
06-29-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,353
Posted By peter_d

I live in Canada and have bought from Wiggle and...

I live in Canada and have bought from Wiggle and other UK bike shops extensively. Shipping from UK shops is usually much cheaper to Canada than from US based business's and in the past I've rarely...
06-26-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By peter_d

The Mavic 610's seem to be very good quality I...

The Mavic 610's seem to be very good quality I have one on my Peugeot. You may be able to find one as Chombi says but I believe the tool Mavic made to chamfer the BB shell is very hard to find. I've...
06-24-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By peter_d

Hi Tom, I think it's part optical illusion and...

Hi Tom, I think it's part optical illusion and partly the way the FD is built. Frame geometry is quite relaxed yes.



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06-24-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By peter_d

Hi Juvela, I think the initials may be TT not FR....

Hi Juvela, I think the initials may be TT not FR. I thought at first it might Spanish for three tubes..tres tubos but that wouldn't explain why the fork also has the TT sticker, perhaps it was just a...
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