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11-10-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By techie

thanks for the info! I saw the piece to line it...

thanks for the info! I saw the piece to line it up on the large ring but couldn't tell if there was one on the small one.
11-09-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By techie

Thanks for the info! Got them apart, cleaned and...

Thanks for the info! Got them apart, cleaned and painted the cranks with automotive paint at work with a matte clear.
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11-08-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By techie

Question about chainring wear

I'm swapping some parts onto my bike and upon closer look at the chainring, it looks like some of the teeth are worn down a bit compared to the others. Is this an issue? It looks like I can unbolt...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By techie

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Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By techie

Welding aluminum frame

I bought a nice, grimy bike for cheap last week and after cleaning off all the grease and dirt I saw the head tube has a crack about an inch long and splits at the bottom of the crack and goes about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By techie

Well I think I definitely lucked out! I paid $65...

Well I think I definitely lucked out! I paid $65 for the bike and it's such a huge upgrade from my canadian tire road bike. The bike needs a good cleaning and new bar tape but the frame is in amazing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By techie

Aquila Easton Elite

Looking at buying this bike and the seller doesn't really know anything about it. I see aquila is a house brand from Toronto, but does anyone have any info on this bike or experience? It's hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By techie

Supercycle Circuit - brakes issue

I use the cheapest road bike Canadian Tire has to offer. A Supercycle Circuit. I commute about 15km per day and have done a handful of 30km weekends rides and it has worked well for me so far. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By techie

i actually got the shoes for $5 and am looking at...

i actually got the shoes for $5 and am looking at pedals for $10 used. I figure itís a cheap intro to shoes to see if I like them. The cleats arenít too bad in person and cleaned up easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By techie

thanks for for the info! I donít really...

thanks for for the info!

I donít really know much about pedals but I see some cheap used ones locally. The pd m747, pd m535 and pd m737. Does anyone know if theyíll work, and what the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By techie

Cycling shoes

I've never had bike shoes before so I have no experience. My question is can I use thirst shoes for my road bike, and if so, what kind of pedals would I need?...
08-20-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By techie

Thanks for the info. I used to have an old...

Thanks for the info. I used to have an old Nishiki and loved it and hoped this may be similar. I also have a lead on a shields bike but itís hard to find any info it. I saw the thread about the...
08-19-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By techie

CCM Corsa

Looking at picking up this bike for 45 bucks. Looks to be in good shape but I couldnít find much info on the corsa model. Just looking to see if anyone had one and what they thought....
05-27-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 21,384
Posted By techie

For about ten years I worked in IT in high level...

For about ten years I worked in IT in high level corporate mail systems and PIM data. I had a few promotions and had a great career. I never used a pen. it was all mobile devices, email, computer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By techie

Thanks for the info! i had put them up to 80 psi...

Thanks for the info! i had put them up to 80 psi and it looks like they hold their shape well. Since the tires are new i'm not going to replace them until i need to. They were the tires that came on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By techie

Tire pressure question

So I got a road bike for the first time in about 9 years. The tires are 700 x 28c. I weight about 240lbs and I see everywhere online saying I should run around 110psi. My tires say the min and max...
05-20-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By techie

I believe skylark was a low end shimano...

I believe skylark was a low end shimano derailleur from what I can see. I was hoping the frame was cromo but I believe it's heavy steel.
05-20-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By techie

Nova frame, skylark derailleur

Is anyone familiar with this brand? I see an older road bike for sale but couldn't find anything about it it's a ten speed with stem shifters and says "nova" on the downtube and the head tube. I cant...
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By techie

Cochlear Implants

First off, I searched and have read a couple of inspiring threads about deaf cyclists. My wife and I are not deaf...and no deaf family members even far extended but for some reason we produce deaf...
05-17-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By techie

For anyone who may find this useful in the...

For anyone who may find this useful in the future, it was the spring in the arms that did not have enough tension in one of them. I had to take the arm off, and continue to bend it backwards and...
05-14-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By techie

What's wrong with my brakes?

Do I need new front brakes? I picked up a cheap ccm falcon mountain bike and am just trying to make it run the best possible to keep up with the kids. I cant set the front brake though. It keeps...
Forum: Introductions
05-13-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By techie

Thanks! yeah I'm still in halifax. mother in law...

Thanks! yeah I'm still in halifax. mother in law watched the kids the other so me and the wife got out and took the ferry across the harbour and biked the waterfront. Nice city for sure.
05-11-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,303
Posted By techie

thanks. Yeah i took apart the crank and sanded...

thanks. Yeah i took apart the crank and sanded down the chainring stepping up from 60 to 800 grit to remove all the pits and rust. guy at the bike store said it was really rare besides tandem bikes...
05-11-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,303
Posted By techie

mine and my wife's. The purple one used to be the...

mine and my wife's. The purple one used to be the colour of the wheels but i painted the frame. didn't want to respoke the wheels so i left them the original colour and i think it turned into a nice...
Forum: Introductions
05-11-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By techie

well after not having a bike for 8 years or so,...

well after not having a bike for 8 years or so, I'm back in the game. got the kids some bikes last summer and figured I'd get one for myself to go along with them. Back when i first posted this...
05-10-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By techie

Thanks for the info. I didn't wanna put much...

Thanks for the info. I didn't wanna put much money into it cause I know it will never be a cool road bike. I was just thinking if I could find some cheap used wheels or anything just to make it a bit...
05-10-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By techie

I only have the coaster brake but i don't take it...

I only have the coaster brake but i don't take it in heavy traffic areas. I stripped the fenders, chaingaurd, got a lighterweight specialized drop bar and have just been trying to make it lighter
05-10-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By techie

Swapping out rims and tires.

I picked up a ccm encore for 1972 (I think) and stripped it down, added some drop bars and a new seat. I'm trying to make it lighter and faster. The tires are 26x1 3/8 and original as far as I know....
05-10-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24,391
Views: 1,896,646
Posted By techie

Painted my wife's single speed cruiser. I paint...

Painted my wife's single speed cruiser. I paint cars for a living so I sanded it down and put it in the paint booth. Got a single speed cruiser for myself and swapped out some parts. Back into biking...
05-21-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By techie

Ordering Parts Online

Has anyone purchased parts from www.cyclingcloseouts.com? I'm thinking of getting a fixed wheelset and crankset but have never dealt with thenm before....any opinions?
05-13-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By techie

It's linear pull brakes....the bike i have is a...

It's linear pull brakes....the bike i have is a 2010 Diamondback insight 1

http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/performance-hybrid/insight-1-10/

I'm at work right now so i'll check when i get...
05-13-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By techie

Brakes Clamped On Rear Tire

I just bought a hybrid bike with a quick release rear wheel. I guess it wasn't on tight enough cause when i picked it up to take it up the stairs, the rear wheel dropped off. It didn't completely...
Forum: Introductions
09-18-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By techie

Hello from Dartmouth Nova Scotia

Hi, just joined today. I'm 29 and I mainly ride to and from work on a Nishiki Rally...approx. 27 - 37km a day, depending on the route i take. Just wanted to say hi from the east coast :)
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