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01-26-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 555
Posted By boneshaker78

They seem much better supported in Europe and the...

They seem much better supported in Europe and the surrounding countries. IGH in general seems more popular in Europe. Iím quickly becoming obsessed with this style of hub, especially when combined...
01-19-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By _ForceD_

Awesome LBS offer

Wow! I just experienced an offer at a LBS that took me by surprise. Snowbirding in SE Florida, one of my road bikes broke a spoke. I have older bikes and do all the maintenance myself. I brought...
12-31-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By DiabloScott

Well no, it suggests that since it's obviously a...

Well no, it suggests that since it's obviously a potential problem, best to start with the minimum and go from there. And as a corollary, I think this whole thread is a joke anyway.



Now we're...
12-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For framebuilding my fav is my hand scraped cast...

For framebuilding my fav is my hand scraped cast iron flat surface.
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For bike...
12-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,793
Posted By stardognine

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I...

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I put down the booze on 9-18-92, and recently realized, that I completely missed my 30th AA birthday, lol. 🙄

I really struggled with it, in the...
12-01-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,590
Posted By Lombard

For something like this to create the problem you...

For something like this to create the problem you say, it would drastically affect shifting performance. Nobody here has complained about shifting performance.
11-20-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By IcySwan1

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United...

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United Bicycle Institute in October 23. I will be 72 then and no doubt the oldest student. I am not looking for another career, just some structured...
11-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By alcjphil

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in...

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in the bicycle universe. NEVER buy a bicycle tire unlesss they provide the ETRTO size and it corresponds the the ETRTO size on the tire on your bike...
11-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By rsbob

Please report back in 10 years, because I am...

Please report back in 10 years, because I am certain you will still be putting the rest of us to shame.
11-08-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By urbanknight

You gotta really flush them out, like to the...

You gotta really flush them out, like to the point that there's a puddle on the ground and your can of WD40 feels noticeably lighter. But yes, even that is borrowed time in my experience, and it gets...
11-07-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By gobicycling

Aging as we go

Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk,...
11-04-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By FBinNY

They're conical nuts...

They're conical nuts (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=conical+nut), and are typically used where precise centering is desired, ie. auto lug nuts. They are not exactly rare, but...
11-03-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Smokinapankake

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there...

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there was more clearance to aggressively slide the tool in and out, thereby effecting a much quicker cut. So, with nothing to lose but a finger or two and a...
11-01-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, I realize your video was the one I saw. For...

Yes, I realize your video was the one I saw. For some reason, I thought it was someone else. THANK YOU again for posting that! Much appreciated.

It has made wheel building & repair so easy. ...
11-01-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Peruano

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing...

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing holding the hip ball in the socket except muscle. To do the procedure they have to open up a slot between muscles. You can have the traditional...
10-30-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Peruano

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an...

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an avid but hardly heroic cyclist. She has dealt with both hips replaced, using the anterior approach which seems to be the best for active people. She...
10-29-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By davester

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a...

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a friend of mine who is a high school mountain bike team coach has had both hips replaced. She was about 65 when she had them replaced and went right back...
10-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By _ForceD_

I canít recall the exact amount of time before I...

I canít recall the exact amount of time before I could ride after my hip replacement (five years ago), but it was at least a couple of months. I did what my surgeon and PT recommended. One thing I do...
10-29-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By joesch

Hip replacements are always a risk to dislocate...

Hip replacements are always a risk to dislocate on falls.
In this respect, let the hip muscles heal and adjust to the new hip connection, better not to rush.
Put in lots of time of stationary...
10-18-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,209
Posted By 3alarmer

...my garage is so full off bicycles, that I no...

...my garage is so full off bicycles, that I no longer need worry about driving into it. I call that an elegant solution. :)
10-04-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also, in a wheel with dish (you did not...

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...also, in a wheel with dish (you did not mention if this is the case), it's not unheard of to mistakenly swap one of the longer side spokes with a shorter one from the drive side set. I have...
09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By smd4

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods...

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods with one finger. The brakes should already have a "softer" spring, to assist with the SLR braking. I use 7402 levers and don't have a clue about...
09-14-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By jadmt

thank you

thank you
09-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,295
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, I took him at his count, though at this...

Yes, I took him at his count, though at this stage it didn't really matter. I simply wanted to point out that 30 is a rare drilling and that the rim selection would be limited (not non-existent).
...
09-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By 3alarmer

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. ...

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. It's been well worth the initial investment to me over a period of 8 years or so.
I originally bought it when I was working Saturdays at the bike...
09-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Buffalo113

I found an online triplet lacing calculator...

I found an online triplet lacing calculator called FreeSpoke. That is exactly what I was looking for. It even has the hub parameters already loaded in their databse. Thank you for pointing me in the...
08-29-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,422
Posted By Big Steve

I bought a used one in 2011. The seller...

I bought a used one in 2011. The seller (NatoPotato, I think) was in Seattle (where I lived at the time) for business, thus I avoided shipping costs. I have built several hundred wheels on it.
...
08-15-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Dan- I only work for $ 1 day a week and am happy...

Dan- I only work for $ 1 day a week and am happy with 150 miles a week. My real issue with riding season is where my mind goes while on the bike. I seem to come home with new projects or mods to old...
06-25-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By sweeks

Thanks, Dan! I know it's possible, and I've...

Thanks, Dan!
I know it's possible, and I've seen some other videos and pictorials about it but haven't had the need to do it... I have several other Nexus hubs. I should probably review your video...
06-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Rolla

You're giving them to much credit. It was just...

You're giving them to much credit. It was just economics, practicality, and availability. Here's mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher on the subject:

https://youtu.be/8syt59gK65o
05-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By T-Mar

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal...

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal on June 07, 1938, with capital of $20,000. The principals were Pierre Gachon, Henri Van der Auwera and Joseph Claivas.

Gachon had been born in...
04-24-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 415,857
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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04-21-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,564
Posted By styggno1

Thanks! I investigated sources in Sweden...

Thanks!
I investigated sources in Sweden already in the late 1990: s... with no luck. There were only a few shops in Sweden that sold Rovals back then (mostly in the 80ies) so when I tried to get...
03-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By BCRider

Thanks to all so far. I found a couple of...

Thanks to all so far.

I found a couple of the Velo Orange threadless while looking. But they were listed at $200. And that was enough of a shock that I didn't look to see if they were old...
01-07-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And this is why it's good advice to periodically...

And this is why it's good advice to periodically take stuff apart and reassemble, even if there's no outward indication of this need. Andy
01-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,866
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike...

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike outside the shop unlocked despite us telling him to bring it in.
He goes back out 5 minutes later to find the bike has been stolen. Owner of the shop...
12-18-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,726
Posted By jaxgtr

Should be fine, as someone that started out at...

Should be fine, as someone that started out at 375 lbs, I rode a Trek 7300 and the wheels held up fine, but I did have to get them trued often and I did break a spoke or two, but not a huge ordeal. I...
12-14-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 906,820
Posted By Curtis Odom

Back to the track at 63.

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12-05-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,631
Posted By Doug64

I purchased my rack from etrailer, and am more...

I purchased my rack from etrailer, and am more than satisfied with their service and prices. Up to a point, It seems like you get what you pay for when buying a bike rack.

I bought a Thule Double...
11-07-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Wabeery

Worked an absolute treat thank you greatly chap

Worked an absolute treat thank you greatly chap
11-02-21, 04:53 AM
10-11-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By HillRider

Whoops, yeah you are right. Still the OP needs...

Whoops, yeah you are right. Still the OP needs the right one and the other type really can't be adapted.
09-02-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By 3alarmer

...I am reminded of the old joke about a woman...

...I am reminded of the old joke about a woman needing a man, like a fish needs a bicycle. :)
Forum: Introductions
08-05-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Roadrunner1

Hi Dan, Iíve noticed a lot more riders out on...

Hi Dan,
Iíve noticed a lot more riders out on the back roads in Oakville and Milton the last couple of years.
07-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there is this swell book that you can...

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...there is this swell book that you can sometimes find in libraries that don't purge theri collections very often, entitled "Bicycle Service Manual, 2nd Edition". It was published in 1985 by...
07-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 67,687
Posted By T-Mar

The CCM Imperial GT was a 1968 to 1969 model. The...

The CCM Imperial GT was a 1968 to 1969 model. The serial number's K-prefix indicates it was manufactured during the 1967 calendar year, so the subject bicycle would be a 1968 model manufactured in...
06-20-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By cxwrench

I get to tell this story every now and...

I get to tell this story every now and then...it's funny and gets the message across very effectively.

While I was a Trek employee I went to a week long 'expert' mechanics class in Waterloo. One...
06-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,758
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Update- Wheel is built - next step is to get a...

Update-
Wheel is built - next step is to get a tire and put some miles on it and see how if it stays true. I'm assuming it will need a 'touch up' once it gets ridden.

I used the Mavic rim - once...
06-08-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By Retro Grouch

I guess Mrs. Grouch and I qualify. We're in out...

I guess Mrs. Grouch and I qualify. We're in out upper 70"s and riding Catrikes.

My advice is to visit a recumbent specialty shop and plan on spending at least a half day. There are MANY...
06-02-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By Retro Grouch

Dan Burkhart would be my first choice for any...

Dan Burkhart would be my first choice for any other wheelbuilding advice you find yourself needing too.
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