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06-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Viich

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I...

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I was thinking about doing before this broke. The freehub wheels never fit properly anyway.
06-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Viich

Weather.ec.gc.ca (http://Weather.ec.gc.ca) -...

Weather.ec.gc.ca (http://Weather.ec.gc.ca) - ditto, only for Canada.
06-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Viich

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!
06-16-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By Viich

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front...

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front suspension), he's a little tall for his age, but shorter than your son. My mother rode it and he rode his BMX to go on a ride when my parents came to...
06-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Viich

Always do. Chain was well into needing...

Always do. Chain was well into needing replacement - at 11 1/8
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Chain...
06-15-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Viich

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll...

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll measure. Rings should be OK, but I'll take a look a fire up a picture.
06-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Viich

Bent derailleur hanger (claw adapter), maybe derailleur - AGAIN

Hi, just looking to bounce some ideas.

I have Shimano 1056 on my 88 Bianchi Strada, spread the rear from 126 to 130 to use modern wheels. Use an FSA 48-38 chainset, and 1056 8sp indexed rear dt...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Viich

Golden Vader Fixie...

Golden Vader Fixie...
06-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Viich

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I...

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I agree with above statements on a few of the differences:

Threaded bottom bracket over press fit any day. Conventional stem & bar over integrated for...
06-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By Viich

Good find- they're pretty funny.

Good find- they're pretty funny.
06-13-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Viich

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a...

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a couple easy suggestions if you'relooking to buy a wheel or wheelset:

ProWheelBuilder.com signature wheel sets - relatively constrained choices to...
06-11-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By Viich

The bigger problem is that now products just...

The bigger problem is that now products just aren't available, not that they're available at an increased price.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Viich

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a...

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a little yourselves, sheldonbrown.com and park tools websites are excellent even if you're starting from very little knowledge.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Viich

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance,...

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance, not a new bike. I mean, it's always time for another bike, but shifting issues are an easy fix 99% of the time. Far less than $250 on a 7sp rear,...
06-09-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,713
Posted By Viich

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots...

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots (single speed freewheels for BMX, drivetrain for downhill, things like that)
Microshift seems to be a reasonable competitor.
Sunrace seems to be coming on...
Forum: BMX
06-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By Viich

Kids started bmx - bike for me too?

My boys just started doing clinics at the bmx track, now they're trying to get me to get a bike as well. I"m all for not letting them have ALL the fun, but what's the minimum I can get away with on...
05-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By Viich

I question that the v-brakes are easier to set up...

I question that the v-brakes are easier to set up - I almost always mess with them longer and more often than my canti's, and I prefer the braking of the cantilever brakes as well.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,164
Posted By Viich

A bike. Method to fix a flat / inflate / be...

A bike.
Method to fix a flat / inflate / be willing to walk if you have problem
Way to carry what you need (pocket/pannier/backpack/saddlebag/trailer.

If you want to ride in the rain and don't...
05-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Viich

Honestly, wear rate is very difficult to quantify...

Honestly, wear rate is very difficult to quantify without controlled destructive testing. I'm nearly 4K into one 8sp cassette that probably should be replaced. Even if it is worse, it's not by the...
05-04-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Viich

I'm 183cm (6'), I would take the Giant. From...

I'm 183cm (6'), I would take the Giant. From those descriptions it should fit best, and has a realstic description. Especially nice since you can then talk about riding a giant iguana.
05-01-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Viich

It depends...... Frame may be built for a...

It depends......

Frame may be built for a narrower OLD (wider hub) for the 6 speed, or it may not. Unlike 8-9-10 speed, which are all the same width cassette with narrower gears, 7 speed is very...
04-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Viich

Nashbar's selection is not what it was, you may...

Nashbar's selection is not what it was, you may have trouble finding the same shorts.

Aerotech designs is another spot to look.
04-27-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Viich

I've had great experiences with SunRace...

I've had great experiences with SunRace cassettes. I'd almost say smoother shifting for 8 and 9 speed than Shimano at this point.

And I'm still on 8sp 105 (SL-1056 shifters, BL-1055 brake levers,...
04-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,545
Posted By Viich

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7...

KMC chains are great - the $10-15 chains for 6, 7 & 8 speed are plenty durable. Chains get far more expensive as they get narrower (ie. more 'speeds') with $80+ 12 speed chains.
04-25-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,995
Posted By Viich

I found the kojak in 24" for my son's hot rock...

I found the kojak in 24" for my son's hot rock street - tough to find an equivalent tyre in that size. Interesting one, I may get a set for myself someday.

And studded winter tires, schwalbe for...
04-18-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Viich

It's not hard to make sure.

It's not hard to make sure.
04-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,681
Posted By Viich

I took the studs off, first ride yesterday. Still...

I took the studs off, first ride yesterday. Still some hairy bits with frozen puddles in the morning, but a much faster and more enjoyable ride to work.
04-07-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Viich

I really like the TRP levers - use them on my...

I really like the TRP levers - use them on my winter bike.

I also have shimano 105 1055 brake levers on the bike I ride the most. I think the Tektro levers are similarly shaped. Also like them.
04-07-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Viich

+1 - zwift even sent me an email saying that...

+1 - zwift even sent me an email saying that everything would be there when I want to come back.
04-05-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Viich

Might be a seat-keyboard interface problem at my...

Might be a seat-keyboard interface problem at my end, but I couldn't see anything at that link.....
04-05-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Viich

Just cancelled my Zwift for the summer

And I haven't even taken the studded tires off my commuter bike yet. I figure I can still commute for the next week or so I need those (-12C overnight low, so lots of ice on the roads still), and use...
03-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,025
Posted By Viich

It's actually the entire rest of the country...

It's actually the entire rest of the country mocking Toronto.
03-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,025
Posted By Viich

I've been looking at the long term forecast, I...

I've been looking at the long term forecast, I was hoping that Wednesday night I might be able to take them off..... looks like next weekend at the earliest now, though.

The construction starting...
03-27-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,025
Posted By Viich

Yesterday the way home I probably could have...

Yesterday the way home I probably could have managed without studs, but the snowbanks are still waist high where they were plowed, knee to thigh elsewhere. The meltwater freezes, so the mornings are...
03-26-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,261
Posted By Viich

Rusty - humid in the garage as we hit daily...

Rusty - humid in the garage as we hit daily freeze that cycles now. I spray with rust check undercoat oil, seems to loosen it up after a couple k.
03-26-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,025
Posted By Viich

Still studs today, and loads of ice. Very glad I...

Still studs today, and loads of ice. Very glad I kept them on.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Viich

You're out of my price range, but not my window...

You're out of my price range, but not my window shopping. ;)
I'm sure there are other great options as well, but one you didn't mention was the Soma Wolverine. Disc, compatible with derailleur as...
03-12-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By Viich

The reason why is because the second and...

The reason why is because the second and subsequent bikes, most people are spending more than they spent on the first one. Escalation, normalization, and all that. Very few shops are willing to...
03-11-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By Viich

Might be your shifter - many of those grip...

Might be your shifter - many of those grip shifters don't have a way to adjust the friction, and as they wear out that kind of behavior is possible. Rear derailleur is probably fine.

Microshift...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By Viich

I'd agree that there are few frames that do this...

I'd agree that there are few frames that do this well, and consider sturmey drum brake in place of disc for the rear. The adjustability of the horizontal drop outs really doesn't locate the disc well...
03-05-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Viich

I think I've just realized that no matter that it...

I think I've just realized that no matter that it was labeled vintage on ebay, I think I may have an XRD3, not a british build. I've posted in the wrong forum!

The profile matches, and I couldn't...
03-03-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Viich

Actually, the magnet test is showing not-ferrous,...

Actually, the magnet test is showing not-ferrous, and the two flanges are the same size - I think this is 70mm drum, not 90mm. I haven't stripped the paint off the housing yet, but I think I should...
02-24-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Viich

Sturmey Archer 3sp wheel build - my first

Hi,

I got my hands on an apparently old SA 3 speed hub with drum brake, and a hankerin' for building a wheel from scratch. I've got a cheap aluminum rim, looking at buying some aliexpress spokes....
Forum: Introductions
02-24-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Viich

Just make sure you have the tools and material to...

Just make sure you have the tools and material to fix the common issues on a ride (multi-tool for random tightening or adjustment, tube, pump, tire lever), and know how to use them, and you'll be...
02-20-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,230
Posted By Viich

Is anything with SRAM really vintage? They've...

Is anything with SRAM really vintage? They've only been around since 87.
02-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By Viich

Now that you've gotten your buns in a knot about...

Now that you've gotten your buns in a knot about someone trying to understand exactly your problem in order to help you, do you feel better?

If you've got one tire marked the same as another and...
02-18-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,230
Posted By Viich

The park tools website and sheldon brown are the...

The park tools website and sheldon brown are the two go-to spots for me for bike maintenance. The specialty tools you need to do your own work are available reasonably on amazon, or MEC in Canada...
02-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Viich

Have you looked at used - especially vintage?...

Have you looked at used - especially vintage? While the sizing is a little different for level top tube bikes, quill stems allowed for s lot more adjustment. Ride that for a while, move the...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,469
Posted By Viich

Also - sounds like you found the problem, but...

Also - sounds like you found the problem, but check your wheels, especially for spoke tension, where you said they're near 25 years old. I had to chuck a wheel with no tension left and corroded...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Viich

I thought I posted this before....Zamboni...

I thought I posted this before....Zamboni crossing on the bike trail. I really have to try to get a better picture, this was on my way to work, was still...
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