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06-18-17, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By Phloom

Having spent a week in Austin, mostly bicycling...

Having spent a week in Austin, mostly bicycling and I just got back from Toronto, eh. Toronto is very bike friendly, even more bike friendly than Austin, eh. A buddy that I was visiting bikes all the...
06-14-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By Phloom

Just drill out the rivets. Pretty easy to do....

Just drill out the rivets. Pretty easy to do. Since I don't have a rivet gun, I used a couple plastic pins and glue to reattach. You shouldn’t powder coat over an emblem.
06-12-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,896
Posted By Phloom

With my tubed 700c bicycles, I don't waste my...

With my tubed 700c bicycles, I don't waste my time patching. I just use new tubes. With my new Marinoni Sportivo Ti with Campagnolo Shamal Ultra wheels with Schwalbe one tubeless tires, no flats so...
05-31-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,013
Posted By Phloom

I use an older model of one of these. Wireless...

I use an older model of one of these. Wireless make for a clean install. Just one of my bikes has a computer, the commuter.
...
05-31-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,529
Posted By Phloom

My Campagnolo Gran Sport bottom bracket is doing...

My Campagnolo Gran Sport bottom bracket is doing fine and it is 39 years old. I take it apart and replace the bearings and grease it every year.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,142
Posted By Phloom

I never had a carbon fiber frame. Not impressed...

I never had a carbon fiber frame. Not impressed with a plastic frame with some embedded carbon fibers. Seems like the first pot hole I hit, a carbon frame would crack. My all out new bike is...
05-25-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,457
Posted By Phloom

I use Permatex Anti-Seize on all my bikes,...

I use Permatex Anti-Seize on all my bikes, especially on my new titanium Mariano Sportivo. I haven't been rebuilding old bikes or assembling the new one long enough to benefit from using anti-seize...
05-25-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,820
Posted By Phloom

http://beaverbuzz.com/wp-content/themes/twentytwel...

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05-21-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,875
Posted By Phloom

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/buildi...

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/plumbing/plumbing-tools.html?sort=price-desc&pageSize=96

Why not just simple tubing cutter. I use it on all my metal steering tubes....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,954
Posted By Phloom

I use Campagnolo Shamal Ultra's on my dream bike...

I use Campagnolo Shamal Ultra's on my dream bike build, a Marinoni Sportivo Ti. I have a thing for titanium and dislike of carbon fibre. The Shamal's were a compromise, aluminium rims, stainless...
05-11-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Phloom

Possibly. Canada has some pretty restrictive...

Possibly. Canada has some pretty restrictive bicycle import restrictions. An alien bicycle manufacturer would contract a Canadian bicycle manufacturer to build their particular flavor of bicycle. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,220
Posted By Phloom

I am all about being seen. Lights are flashing...

I am all about being seen. Lights are flashing during the daytime and set to steady at night with a flashing light on my helmet. I wear a fluorescent orange wind-breaker and a fluorescent orange...
05-11-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,051
Posted By Phloom

I had this happen to me recently. Here in...

I had this happen to me recently. Here in Alberta, we have virtually no laws when it comes to the condition of your vehicle. No mandatory inspections except when enforced by the insurance companies....
05-09-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Phloom

I should be retired but I have a great job that...

I should be retired but I have a great job that really keeps my mind involved and it really helps a lot of people. Try volunteering. I already set that part when I do retire in motion. I have been...
05-04-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,539
Posted By Phloom

Is there a date set?

Is there a date set?
04-16-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,767
Posted By Phloom

Oh well, might as well throw in my 2 cents. My...

Oh well, might as well throw in my 2 cents. My main commuter the Oryx is fully functional. The Raleigh Completion GS and the Raleigh Sport are fully functional. But my Falcon is not. It needs a bit...
04-13-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,210
Posted By Phloom

I have a rear rack on all my bikes. I use a trunk...

I have a rear rack on all my bikes. I use a trunk bag to carry spare tubes, patch kit, tools and a small air pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,487
Posted By Phloom

That applies to me. The big problem with getting...

That applies to me. The big problem with getting your bike repaired at the LBS, it takes to long. I can do most repairs in hours, not day or weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,464
Posted By Phloom

Does assembly count? Does my 12,000 snow peso...

Does assembly count? Does my 12,000 snow peso titanium Marinoni Sportivo Ti with Campagnolo Super Record groupset and many other titanium parts count? Still fiddling around with the electronics, eh....
04-03-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Phloom

Just received my Lynskey titanium rack from CRC....

Just received my Lynskey titanium rack from CRC. They mailed it and it slipped through Canadian Customs and Excise. No duty or taxes paid on it. Way cheaper than ordering from the manufacture. A...
04-03-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,163
Posted By Phloom

I love my Cateye Volt 1200. About as powerful as...

I love my Cateye Volt 1200. About as powerful as a car headlight. Really solid mount. have received complaints from pedestrians that it is too bright. My first high powered light ever.
04-03-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By Phloom

You silly rabbit, zombies freeze in the cold. Not...

You silly rabbit, zombies freeze in the cold. Not much of a story with frozen zombies.
04-03-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,312
Posted By Phloom

It worked great pressing my FSA headset into my...

It worked great pressing my FSA headset into my titanium Marinoni. I get all my ideas for do it yourself tools from RJ the bike guy on Youtube. I even tracked down that little grease gun he uses. By...
04-03-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,312
Posted By Phloom

I made my own out of some threaded rod, a bunch...

I made my own out of some threaded rod, a bunch of big flat washers and some nuts that fit the threaded rod. Cost less than ten dollars and everything was available at Home Depot. It has worked fine...
04-02-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By Phloom

I keep a full tire patching kit and a small air...

I keep a full tire patching kit and a small air pump for just commuting back and forth to work. I know I could easily carry a rifle, ammunition, food and whatever else I needed for the zombie...
04-02-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,205
Posted By Phloom

Bicycles used in the 'Walking Dead"

The dumpster diving group rode up to Alexandria on bicycles. Bicycles, you can count on them during the zombie apocalypse.
03-31-17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,327
Posted By Phloom

http://www.michaelvester.ca/wp-content/uploads/201...

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It is over 15 years old and it get's ridden everyday through the winter, eh, An aluminum bike made by Canadians, eh. For the...
03-31-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 77,260
Posted By Phloom

Comparatively, I live in utter squalor but at...

Comparatively, I live in utter squalor but at least I have a $12,000 bicycle. Plus the squalor is all mine, I don't make payments any more.
03-30-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 77,260
Posted By Phloom

I will think about what you said. I am fortunate...

I will think about what you said. I am fortunate because I can keep my bike in my office which has a locking door. And I have other bikes I can use if I anticipate having to leave them unattended.
03-30-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 77,260
Posted By Phloom

A revocable pet trust? That is a really good...

A revocable pet trust? That is a really good idea. No dependants except for my three cats. Now I have to modify my will.

There is a downside to owning an expensive bike. I can't lock it up and...
03-29-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 77,260
Posted By Phloom

I spent just over $12,000 Snow Pesos CDN on my...

I spent just over $12,000 Snow Pesos CDN on my Marinoni Sportivo Ti. I went all out, titanium seat post, titanium stem, titanium rack, Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset and Campagnolo Shimal Ultra...
03-24-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,886
Posted By Phloom

Still snow on the ground where I am, eh. It won't...

Still snow on the ground where I am, eh. It won't get uncomfortably warm until June or July.
03-23-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,542
Posted By Phloom

I have a 6 figure salary so buying bicycles is...

I have a 6 figure salary so buying bicycles is pocket change. I like to hunt down Kijiji bikes and keep the nice ones and I donate the not so nice ones, after I restore them, to the local bike coop....
03-23-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Phloom

Back in 1976, I spent some time in London,...

Back in 1976, I spent some time in London, England. I bought my very first nice bike, a Falcon, when I was there. I biked all over London and it took a bit to get used to riding on the wrong side of...
03-23-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,086
Posted By Phloom

I live in Canada, eh. We still value an education...

I live in Canada, eh. We still value an education here, eh. I work down the street in the University of Alberta's hospital. A teaching hospital with many professors.
03-23-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,086
Posted By Phloom

I am 58 and I am taking a university statistics...

I am 58 and I am taking a university statistics class. I just show up, I am not registered. Big class so the professor won't notice an extra body. And I get paid while I am attending.
03-23-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By Phloom

I don't do a complete tear down unless I am...

I don't do a complete tear down unless I am planning to paint. I just work on one area at a time starting with the bottom bracket because it is the hardest and needs the most attention.
03-21-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Phloom

My latest bike, listed in my signature, was...

My latest bike, listed in my signature, was custom built. The frame was fitted by a chiropractic practitioner and built by Marinoni, a Canadian company, eh. I spent $3,700 on the frame, eh. I sourced...
03-16-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,779
Posted By Phloom

I like it more than Road Bike Action Magazine....

I like it more than Road Bike Action Magazine. Too much stuff about bike sports. The very people that mocked me in grade and high school until we got in the swimming pool. It seems that the sport...
03-16-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,779
Posted By Phloom

I am a very senior veteran of life. Bicycling...

I am a very senior veteran of life. Bicycling Magazine has some pictures of some very hot bikes and, I hang my head in shame, some very hot chicks. If you don't like Bicycling Magazine, don't...
03-16-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,779
Posted By Phloom

I read Bicycling Magazine when I am sitting on...

I read Bicycling Magazine when I am sitting on the john. I have a stack of them of them on my toilet tank. Light reading material. I like the pictures and some of the articles. Kind of like 40 years...
03-02-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,915
Posted By Phloom

I use the Park Tool CT-4.3 Master Chain Tool...

I use the Park Tool CT-4.3 Master Chain Tool w/Peening Anvil. Works great and works on Campagnolo 11 speed chains which I have.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,201
Posted By Phloom

With an E-bike, you have all the disadvantages of...

With an E-bike, you have all the disadvantages of a bicycle and none of the advantages.
Forum: Foo
02-23-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By Phloom

That 64 Continental and the way you so eloquently...

That 64 Continental and the way you so eloquently describe the fuel economy, is really collectable. With a good, straight, rust free body, it would be worth $10,000 or better. I wish I kept my 1968...
Forum: Foo
02-23-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,252
Posted By Phloom

I know a bit about the collector car marketplace....

I know a bit about the collector car marketplace. A 1986 Lincoln Town Car with 83k in my marketplace is about $1,000 dollars provided it starts and you can test drive it. I wouldn't pay any more than...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,532
Posted By Phloom

PM me when you know what day and I can give you a...

PM me when you know what day and I can give you a guided tour.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,532
Posted By Phloom

Isn't Fort MacMurray the second largest Newfy...

Isn't Fort MacMurray the second largest Newfy city in Canada? Despite the down turn in oil prices, Edmonton is still growing. And this prosperous Edmontonian just bought a new Marinoni Sportivo Ti...
02-22-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,681
Posted By Phloom

I used a Filzer PR-7 Mountain Rear Rack for my...

I used a Filzer PR-7 Mountain Rear Rack for my 1978 Raleigh Competition GS.
02-16-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,163
Posted By Phloom

This is my daily commuter,. a mountain bike...

This is my daily commuter,. a mountain bike rescued from the scrap pile. I replaced the front shock-able forks with some Nashbar carbon fibre forks. Plus, I added a Brooks B-17 and replaced the quick...
02-14-17, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,961
Posted By Phloom

Ignoring all the parts I have gotten from as far...

Ignoring all the parts I have gotten from as far away as Germany, I live in Canada, I did get a 1963 Gitane from a small town called Mundare about 50 miles away. It was a very strange purchase.

I...
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