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05-05-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By gthomson

That PB10 looks almost identical to the PUG i...

That PB10 looks almost identical to the PUG i posted above and great thread on how popular these bikes really are. As always T-Mar, you continue to further my bike education. You should start some...
05-04-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By gthomson

Got it, thanks T-Mar. It's listed in the GTA if...

Got it, thanks T-Mar. It's listed in the GTA if you know anyone who was looking for such a bike. Price tag is steep.
05-04-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 619
Posted By gthomson

The picture above looks great, there's something...

The picture above looks great, there's something about commiserating in a less than ideal situation with friends and being able to laugh about it afterwards. Reminds me of an annual event ride I was...
05-04-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By gthomson

Just a random comment I'm sure, known to make a...

Just a random comment I'm sure, known to make a few in my time and have heard just as many aimed at me. Best not to analyze it and assume it was meant in kindness.

Keeping in mind, that cycling is...
05-04-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By gthomson

Ah, yes I do remember seeing previous posts with...

Ah, yes I do remember seeing previous posts with a time trial bike like the one above (probably that same bike) but that looks like as designed whereas that Peugeot looks unnatural. Assuming that...
05-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By gthomson

Varying wheel sizes on triathlon bike

Saw this bike listed on FB marketplace and originally thought, nice little vintage lady bike but then noticed the unusual configuration with the small front wheel and normal? back wheel. What was the...
05-03-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 619
Posted By gthomson

Just went out last week in a light drizzle with...

Just went out last week in a light drizzle with comfortable temperatures (60F maybe?) and I kinda liked it. I was wearing water resistant clothing which was fine with light rain, but a down pour...
05-02-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By gthomson

Thank you all for letting me know this is nothing...

Thank you all for letting me know this is nothing out of the ordinary and no reason for alarm. I diligently scrubbed the wheels, the frame, even washed the chain and cassette in the event it was...
05-02-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By gthomson

Yup, definitely rim brakes and that's good to...

Yup, definitely rim brakes and that's good to hear. I have never experienced this before but then again, don't do much riding in the rain. Is it any indication that my brake pads should be replaced...
05-02-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By gthomson

Dirty wet ride

The other day, I was scheduled to get my vaccine shot early in the evening and I really wanted to get a ride in before then as I figure, it would probably the last one for a few days. The weather was...
05-01-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By gthomson

I found a PUMA shoe which looked like a bike shoe...

I found a PUMA shoe which looked like a bike shoe with a hard sole and had a velcro strap as well but they are no longer available in retail sales.
04-27-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By gthomson

wow, throw some drop bars on these, add an 11spd...

wow, throw some drop bars on these, add an 11spd cassette and disc brakes and sell them as brand new gravel bikes. I bet they would sell like hot cakes!
04-25-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By gthomson

I am looking for a decent shoe to wear with my...

I am looking for a decent shoe to wear with my old steel cage clips on my vintage bike and I've seen a thread or two with the same question but no one has a solid response. Is there a shoe that's...
04-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By gthomson

Was that 300 kms' all in one go? man that would...

Was that 300 kms' all in one go? man that would be a long day of riding. I'm impressed when I do 100km, which would be about 4 hours for me, including normal traffic stops, probably a few rests along...
04-23-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,194
Posted By gthomson

I did not and road my road bike all over the...

I did not and road my road bike all over the place. To concerned about my flow back then to wear a helmet. No need to worry about that now! :)
04-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By gthomson

While on the subject, is there any good resources...

While on the subject, is there any good resources (books, sites, videos, etc...) on nutrition and riding? I'm not talking about training for the TDF but to prepare for short ride and/or long ride...
04-22-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By gthomson

When I did TOW stage 4 I chose a gravel bike...

When I did TOW stage 4 I chose a gravel bike which I thought would have been a good choice for the jungle route but apparently the mtn. bike was the better choice. I made the switch before the race...
04-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By gthomson

I just finished TOW stage 5 last night and it...

I just finished TOW stage 5 last night and it ends with a bang, up the Radio Tower hill and back. Riding for 29.5 KMs (18+ miles) of climbing and descent. I wasn't planning on going hard because...
04-21-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By gthomson

Yes, a friend of mine stopped paying the...

Yes, a friend of mine stopped paying the subscription but then rides 25 KM/month and all this data is still there each month and the distance is accountable towards achievements.
You also stop the...
04-21-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By gthomson

Is fruit part of your diet? I like to have some...

Is fruit part of your diet? I like to have some fruit (banana is always good) before I ride on the trainer which gives me some good energy for a 45-60 minute ride. Any longer than that and I like to...
04-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By gthomson

Wow, that spec. page is awesome. How did you find...

Wow, that spec. page is awesome. How did you find that? thanks, this is great as I now have the Huret FD & RD spec sheet and now this.

I don't have any that size but I'm sure I can find them...
04-18-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 850,364
Posted By gthomson

Awesome, that light looks pretty serious! can I...

Awesome, that light looks pretty serious! can I see another picture of it?
04-18-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By gthomson

Sorry, yes I should have been more clear. From...

Sorry, yes I should have been more clear. From the brake and I have 3 of them but missing the 4th. The other 3 are identical. So just find a washer the same size? I'm guessing these have seen a lot...
04-18-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

Mine is too long. I will fix that and thank you.

Mine is too long. I will fix that and thank you.
04-18-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

I know, but I couldn't figure it out and...

I know, but I couldn't figure it out and surpassed my skills and knowledge. I was trying to get together with another group member but not feasible in this lock down. The technician didn't really...
04-17-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By gthomson

Cantilever brake adjuster? Anyone have one?

I do not know what the name of this item is but does anyone have one or know where I can get one? It's for an old Gitane road bike with Huret components and I must have lost one when I stripped the...
04-17-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By gthomson

Wow that is a great colour and love the stripes....

Wow that is a great colour and love the stripes. Looking forward to seeing the progress and the final project.
04-17-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

I gave in and took it to the LB and they fixed it...

I gave in and took it to the LB and they fixed it in like 5 minutes :) Now I just need to finish off the brakes, trim up the cables and it will be done for now. Thanks for all your help guys!
04-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By gthomson

I always suffer on hills and have just come to...

I always suffer on hills and have just come to accept that any group ride or race, I will get killed on climbs. I am 5'11" and weigh about 190lbs, give or take and not enough power to move this old...
04-15-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,870
Posted By gthomson

Would like to find a set of shoes myself when...

Would like to find a set of shoes myself when riding with toe clips and straps that look like bike shoes but no cleats and comfortable for limited walking around. I wear road bike shoes with clipless...
04-12-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,138
Posted By gthomson

Going down a different but similar path so to...

Going down a different but similar path so to speak, some of my hockey friends have played with young guys who played at an elite level but couldn't break the professional barrier so the next stage...
04-12-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By gthomson

Gotta love those half day Fridays! What a great...

Gotta love those half day Fridays! What a great excuse to go for a bike ride. The quiet part of your commute sure looks nice through the small little town but going along that 2 lane highway with...
04-11-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

Sorry iride01, I might have missed one of your...

Sorry iride01, I might have missed one of your posts and I hadn't read through all the posts yet on that previous thread I linked to. I live in a suburban area well populated but can ride my road...
04-11-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

Started in 2020 but then continued in March of...

Started in 2020 but then continued in March of 2021 with continued posts, including yourself. That's when I started to follow it.

It doesn't seem like there are too many options other than the...
04-10-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which...

LOL and here is the post I was referring to which suddenly appeared at the top of the forums. Thanks, all

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04-09-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By gthomson

LOL Friday funny's, love it thanks guys :)

LOL Friday funny's, love it thanks guys :)
04-08-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

Very interesting post and I didn't really think...

Very interesting post and I didn't really think about the chance that cell service could be limited but always a consideration. Something that would have been good to know in my earlier canoe trip...
04-08-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 34,344
Posted By gthomson

Man, for us Torontonians, a sweet Miele came up...

Man, for us Torontonians, a sweet Miele came up on FB marketplace today for $50. I reached out to the seller and they said yes, but come and get it now which i couldn't as I am working today and it...
04-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By gthomson

LOL have you? Thanks Siu Blue Wind

LOL have you?

Thanks Siu Blue Wind
04-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By gthomson

This story is posted on other social media sites...

This story is posted on other social media sites and the link I originally posted was a cyclist forum so the responses are a little biased but another site I looked at had the drivers perspective...
04-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 25,436
Posted By gthomson

This would be an awesome bike to ride around on...

This would be an awesome bike to ride around on St. Patrick's Day! How much? :)
04-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

I think I remember someone started with an...

I think I remember someone started with an incident they had (medical or accident) and so they set up something on their phone, or Garmin to basically let their spouse, partner, whatever know where...
04-07-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

That link just goes to this post :) Who knows...

That link just goes to this post :) Who knows with my old brain, it might have been in one of the other forums I post in.
04-06-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

Bike device notifications

As part of the Old Timers club, I recall a post recently about riders recommending some of the on bike tools they use (Garmin, Strava, etc...) on setting up the device to create some kind of...
04-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,138
Posted By gthomson

Nope just EPO for me :) Funny, just reading a...

Nope just EPO for me :) Funny, just reading a book about Lance and riding high on pot seems so insignificant compared the amount of stuff those guys pumped into their bodies! I know, the impact on...
04-06-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

was playing around with it on the weekend and...

was playing around with it on the weekend and here's what I see. When I move the FD lever from the down position (pointing towards the back) and then push it upwards it is pulling the cable through...
04-02-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

Yes, the ones with the flat ends on each side....

Yes, the ones with the flat ends on each side. The cables I was using were specific to a tandem bike which had to be cut down to size so hopefully they are still good. All the shop had!
04-02-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By gthomson

I finally got the chance to work on the bike...

I finally got the chance to work on the bike today and made some progress. I secured the cable housing to the RD using a bodge solution of just using an elastic band to secure it and the rear...
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By gthomson

Thanks again T-Mar. The seller took it off the...

Thanks again T-Mar. The seller took it off the market a few months ago but it has put it back on at the same price. I think this will prove a good move for him as the market is starting to really...
04-02-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By gthomson

You sir, are 100% correct on both counts, the...

You sir, are 100% correct on both counts, the sticker on main tube is Tange Mangaloy 2001 and it is the jadestone finish, which goes from black to green in the sunlight. There's also the gold trim...
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