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Posted By prairiepedaler

Local Bianchi MTB (Hybrid?)

This Bianchi just popped up. Way too small for this writer but looks like it is in nice condition. Q? - this looks like a hybrid, or is it a 26" with skinny tires and rims. The wheels look a little...
09-26-20, 07:50 AM
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Views: 5,928
Posted By prairiepedaler

An update. I sold the frame a few months ago to a...

An update. I sold the frame a few months ago to a young fellow who wanted to use the bike for practicing offroad riding. This frame was being sold with full disclosure of stuck parts. He works at a...
09-26-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By prairiepedaler

The marshmallow test is speaking volumes here...

The marshmallow test is speaking volumes here :lol:
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'm waiting for other platform options to kick...

I'm waiting for other platform options to kick in, hopefully to slowly atrophy away Paypals' existence. I'd drop Paypal instantly and never return given other practical options.
09-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By prairiepedaler

Indeed... I had to end it before the BF system...

Indeed... I had to end it before the BF system autologged off and I'd lose the post (and all the typing).


To continue, I asked the fellow about the bike and he said his brother was "kind of...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Hondo, I don't get the reference

Hi Hondo, I don't get the reference
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 08:31 PM
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Views: 143
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hacking an Ipad or Iphone

An Ipad and a couple of older Iphones came in as part of an e-waste salvage event. I'd like to see these re-used. The one phone (A1428) needs a new battery, the other (A1532) holds good charge except...
09-25-20, 08:21 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

@cjenrick...

@cjenrick (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cjenrick-517083.html)
You're an honorary Winnipegger!
09-25-20, 08:06 PM
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Views: 262
Posted By prairiepedaler

1980's Marinoni Special

Went to go try on a saddle a local fellow was offering. The saddle just didn't fit, !@#$% it! I really wanted it to. Oh well. He also had a couple of bikes for sale, for his friends he'd stated; a...
08-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,956
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd certainly agree with the wide open question...

I'd certainly agree with the wide open question part. There must be dozens of bikes out there which are of good quality who never had high exposure. It's like any product not immediately considered...
08-15-20, 01:05 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Monte Carlo Tour

Spotted this guy parked the other day and decided to take a snap or two. He's got it decked out in some original era kit by the looks of things.

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08-15-20, 01:00 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Local DeVlaeminck

Popped into one of the local bike coops recently and saw this bike there. Didn't ask whos it was or if it was for sale (too small anyway) but I knew it had a pedigree so I snapped a picture or two....
08-15-20, 12:54 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Seat Post Sniffles Solved - Enter the Bikerchief

The packmule recently shared a tree parking spot with the fellow traveller riding this bike. Mismatched seatpost diameter to your tubing? No problem!

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07-16-20, 09:32 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

I know the reputation the 1k has but i would not...

I know the reputation the 1k has but i would not spend the going rate on one in very fine condition. That $300 isn't a bad price, others would call it a steal. For $750 though (like others call fair)...
07-16-20, 09:27 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Miyata 1k

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/winnipeg/vintage-miyata-1000-loaded-touring-bike-rare-collector-bike/1512603162

I know this seller. He really goes all out to tune up and detail his bikes. I was...
07-16-20, 09:21 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Now you're talking!

Now you're talking!
07-16-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Maybe a defunct Canadian bike brand thread is in...

Maybe a defunct Canadian bike brand thread is in order and keep this one for the currents.
07-11-20, 05:54 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?
07-11-20, 05:53 PM
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Views: 755
Posted By prairiepedaler

Keyword Searching a Deep Thread

Hello, this is a post to ask for guidance on how to search within a thread for a keyword. Some threads are 200+ pages long and sometimes I want to find something within that thread (like a bike...
07-08-20, 10:47 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

I ordered the set and we'll see if they fit. If...

I ordered the set and we'll see if they fit. If anything, all that will be required is a change of fender and i don't think the frame will be the limiting factor.
07-06-20, 06:08 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Jamis 2007 Commuter 2.0 - 35C tires

Hi, I picked up a bike (finally) for an older Sister who has not ridden a bike in 35 years (and after almost as much time encouraging her to do so) she is now riding again. It's basically a NOS 2007...
07-04-20, 06:08 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!
07-04-20, 06:07 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Curt, how is the bike for shifting set up like...

Hi Curt, how is the bike for shifting set up like that? Do you find it in any way inconvenient to have to change hand positions to shift while riding in the City?
07-02-20, 10:05 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, re: the 1000 being regarded STILL as the best...

Hi, re: the 1000 being regarded STILL as the best touring bike off the shelf is a statement I'd have to disagree with. I've taken a look at only some of the TOTL newer tourers and they are really...
06-22-20, 09:59 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

LiteSpeed Tuscany - First Time

Spotted a few days ago, I flagged down it's rider and asked Richard if I could take a picture of it for this very "Spotted in the Wild" series. Nice fellow. This is the first and only time I've ever...
06-21-20, 09:35 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

If a 1k came my way for a song I'd buy it of...

If a 1k came my way for a song I'd buy it of course and yet there is no way I'd pay a collectors ransom for one. Heresy in this thread, I know! I'd rather put the $700+ towards a newer touring bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By prairiepedaler

WD40, works like a sum b!tch

WD40, works like a sum b!tch
06-20-20, 06:32 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Another question I have for 1k owners is; knowing...

Another question I have for 1k owners is; knowing how your bike rides, what else have you ridden that compares to it?
06-20-20, 06:19 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

There are a couple of 1k's locally for sale. One...

There are a couple of 1k's locally for sale. One is my size, the other significantly smaller. Is this the correct thread to ask whether or not 1k owners think the bikes are properly valued (when...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 07:27 AM
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Views: 2,064
Posted By prairiepedaler

I decided not to pursue a local Fuji IV but maybe...

I decided not to pursue a local Fuji IV but maybe I should have. I'd rather have a newer touring bike. But this thread is about an older touring bike. As prowler says, you can soak a lot of money...
06-18-20, 05:03 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

The more I thought about that ride the more I...

The more I thought about that ride the more I would prefer a modern Fuji touring. The new ones are a relative bargain which means one will eventually show up used for about half street price.
06-11-20, 07:13 PM
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Views: 4,056
Posted By prairiepedaler

Shoes; the bane of the ample footed.

Shoes; the bane of the ample footed.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Size 13 wide (sometimes 14) here. That Ergon...

Size 13 wide (sometimes 14) here. That Ergon looks interesting for supination support. Set screws have eaten through soles of shoes too and that anti slip surface might be a worthwhile change.
06-11-20, 06:52 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Giubilato

Jubilation!

" Vintage men's road bike. Excellent condition. 56 cm Frame. 52/42 Miche sprockets and gears. Campagnolo derailleurs, Concor saddle. See photos for details. "
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06-09-20, 05:04 PM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

I thought I'd play necromancer on this thread as...

I thought I'd play necromancer on this thread as others (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/138363-flick-stands-still-being-made-4.html#post21524826) similar...
06-09-20, 05:02 PM
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Views: 24,952
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd try the Flicker. Handlebar flop is no fun.

I'd try the Flicker. Handlebar flop is no fun.
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,532
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'm going to give the VO option a try on a bike...

I'm going to give the VO option a try on a bike and see how it goes. Hebie also makes something similar, which I would try if they were available in Canada (seems to be mainly a Euro presence).
06-09-20, 01:20 PM
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Views: 139
Posted By prairiepedaler

Early BRC Suburban

Posting this early Canadian offering strictly for reference. Local for sale listing (not mine)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,689
Posted By prairiepedaler

Welp, first time I heard it was lube so I wasn't...

Welp, first time I heard it was lube so I wasn't even aware it was a myth. Just my experience with the few new chains I've put on. Gums up in my opinion. In any case, this guy is going to clean it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,689
Posted By prairiepedaler

I have found the neccessity of cleaning a new...

I have found the neccessity of cleaning a new chain before installing, then lubing. The stuff coating many chains from the factory is some form of rust inhibitor, like they use on cast iron machinery...
06-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, thanks for the input. I do like re-using...

Ok, thanks for the input. I do like re-using things whenever possible. A 70 year old bike can still get someone where they need to go just as well as one hot off the presses. Every bike I have was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By prairiepedaler

What are those?

What are those?
06-01-20, 06:48 AM
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Posted By prairiepedaler

Interesting bar ends

Saw these bars ends on a bike advertised for sale. A little different than the norm. The guy was selling it as a parts bike (mangled down tube).
...
05-31-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By prairiepedaler

Trek 1000 for $200 ... Should I have?

There was a Trek 1000 locally today for $200. Original owner, original condition. The guy rode it a year and then his heart condition wouldn't allow for him to continue so it sat in the garage for...
05-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By prairiepedaler

If the wind weren't enough, it's also the coldest...

If the wind weren't enough, it's also the coldest City in the Country for Cities greater than 100k population. It isn't without it's charm.
05-27-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By prairiepedaler

What Winnipeg winds do to Cyclists (actual...

What Winnipeg winds do to Cyclists (actual footage, shot on local location)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dvl7jOtzE
05-24-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sloping Top Tube Vintage Road Bikes

It seems the sloping top tube didn't become popular on road bikes until the early 90's. There seems to be scant few pre-90's vintage road bikes which use the sloping top tube design. Any member want...
05-24-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By prairiepedaler

67,000 people per year die in Quebec, day in day...

67,000 people per year die in Quebec, day in day out; 183 per day.

The bulk of Quebecs' deaths attributed...
05-23-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By prairiepedaler

Here in Winnipeg (pop 780,000), 31 people die...

Here in Winnipeg (pop 780,000), 31 people die every day year in and year out from all causes. As of March, seven people have died attributed to Corona virus.
05-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By prairiepedaler

Portrait of a gentle Winnipeg Breeze

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