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08-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Viich

Wow. Did you have some dirt on the shop owner?...

Wow. Did you have some dirt on the shop owner? That would be in the $1200 - $1500 range here.

I personally would just put some 7sp integrated brake/shifters on the miyata. His stated budget is...
08-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Viich

100% agree on the gearing. If the bike is older,...

100% agree on the gearing. If the bike is older, it likely has a road double crank with 52 & 39 (or similar) rings on the front. Current compact (50/34) and sub-compact (52/36) doubles, or a (gasp)...
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Viich

You're right, but not my issue. I'm trying to...

You're right, but not my issue. I'm trying to mount them on the bullhorn base bar - these old aerobars have a loop at the top and a mount for downtube shifters.

A picture is worth a thousand words...
08-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Viich

That's probably a good deal here in Ottawa. Used...

That's probably a good deal here in Ottawa. Used bike markets are very localized.
08-21-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Viich

I think they work fine for race BMX bikes - I see...

I think they work fine for race BMX bikes - I see several North Shore racks in the parking lot of the track, anyhow. The 4 bike platform is good for now - my wife won't race, so it's just my bike and...
08-19-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Viich

Can't help much - I looked at the NorthShore...

Can't help much - I looked at the NorthShore Racks and I think I'd love one, but my family does BMX and road cycling, and they say that road bikes won't work on them (but never say why). I ended up...
Forum: Triathlon
08-19-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Viich

'Vintage' Profile bars - brakes won't fit

Hi - I have an old set of Profile aerobars, and I'm setting them up on a road frame (old Specialized Allez a couple cm smaller than I'd ride road) with the intent to try a triathlon. I had the bars...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,639
Posted By Viich

I like the Schwalbe Kojak. They were on sale at...

I like the Schwalbe Kojak. They were on sale at Chain Reaction last I looked, and are available in 26". I put them on my son's 24", ride road and gravel road.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By Viich

Just wanted to comment that I'm loving my 3sp for...

Just wanted to comment that I'm loving my 3sp for commuting. Roughly 20km each way, though Ottawa is quite flat.
08-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Viich

I have a commute just a hair longer (20km). I've...

I have a commute just a hair longer (20km). I've been through a lot of bike setups.

I am currently riding an 88 Bianchi Strada, set up running a 3 speed sturmey archer igh with a downtube shifter...
08-12-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By Viich

That looks like it's in the size range you say...

That looks like it's in the size range you say should fit you, and is a good bike for your purpose. That's actually a horrible picture though - the picture is taken from the non-drive side, so detail...
08-08-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Viich

With 105, found that 5800 (long) was not...

With 105, found that 5800 (long) was not compatible with 5700 (short), the cable pull is too different.
08-08-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Viich

Sounds great, good luck!

Sounds great, good luck!
08-03-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,926
Posted By Viich

I'm also ex-runner - stopped mostly due to time,...

I'm also ex-runner - stopped mostly due to time, so started biking to work as it's faster than running.

If you have or are willing to get a heart rate monitor, your hr has excellent correlation to...
Forum: BMX
08-03-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

Desole, mais je ne parle que anglais et francais....

Desole, mais je ne parle que anglais et francais.

Sorry, but I only speak English and French.

If I trust google translate, yes, they're in great shape, and no, not planning on selling any of...
07-31-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Viich

Pinkbike buy and sell is pretty good in most...

Pinkbike buy and sell is pretty good in most locations. Local bike club / tri club might have a buy and sell as well. From what info you've given, I don't think there's much else I can say to help...
07-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,295
Posted By Viich

It's hard to tell exactly because of the angle,...

It's hard to tell exactly because of the angle, but I thought the lane position was fine - there is and was space to pass 'safely' within that lane, I it looked like the rider was just outside the...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,898
Posted By Viich

My commute is just a little bit longer than...

My commute is just a little bit longer than yours. I understand wanting a bike that isn't slowing you down much - just realize that far more of the difference is the engine, probably followed by the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

May just be how I position my feet, shorter...

May just be how I position my feet, shorter crankarms or longer chainstays, or some combination thereof, but I'm no-where close to the shift cable (or the chainstay) at any point in my pedal stroke....
07-11-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,314
Posted By Viich

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a...

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a bike I was selling, only considerate) I did cotton, tried harlequin on the tops. Looks OK, even if I didn't get both sides the same. I hate to pay $20...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter...

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter Sturmey-Archer sells as a thumb shifter, bar end shifter, or the under-seat shifter, but without a clamp or pod.



Having the Sturmey-Archer...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

I feel like a celebrity.

I feel like a celebrity.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,936
Posted By Viich

I think fietsbob and others have made their case...

I think fietsbob and others have made their case for less maintenance - that pads and rotors both need to be replaced several times in the time that the drum brake will last I think is the point of...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
07-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Viich

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I...

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I have my Sturmey Archer 3 speed set up so that most of the time on level ground I'm in 2nd (direct drive), and move to 3rd when I'm downhill, with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

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The yellow thing kind of happened by accident - next tape job is likely...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,459
Posted By Viich

Just Sturmey'd my Bianchi

So, my main commuter is now a 3 speed. Got a downtube shifter for the 3 speed wheel I built up over the winter, and that's the solution to my second derailleur explosion on that bike....
Forum: BMX
07-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is...

Here are a couple pictures. The Giant Moda is disassembled at the moment, so no comparison to it, but I'm not sure it's much of a baseline for anything.
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Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,936
Posted By Viich

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single...

I've used one - at the time the bike was a single speed with a rear rim brake, was for winter biking. Loved it. Just built a wheel with a Sturmey 3sp drum brake hub - haven't switched the brake to...
Forum: BMX
07-04-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

I'll take some pics of my bike, my boys' race...

I'll take some pics of my bike, my boys' race bikes and a cheap 'bmx style' bike we've got. I haven't had a 'standard bmx' in 30 years, so can't really comment.
Forum: BMX
06-30-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my...

Not necessarily - they build cruisers in sizes my boys can ride. Really more about the TT length & ST angle than wheel size - same as Bike Friday, Brompton, and mini-velos - locate the bars, cranks,...
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

I got the boys used bmx race bikes - yes, with...

I got the boys used bmx race bikes - yes, with 451 wheels. A DK tracer for the youngest and a gt pro for the 8yo, both in Junior size. I think I just found a 22" FMF race frame for me, actually a...
Forum: BMX
06-26-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

Thanks - I've been riding my 8yo's...

Thanks - I've been riding my 8yo's 'neighbourhood' bmx - giant Moda. It's pretty cramped. I'm a little over 6', but have long arms & legs - That seems to me to be a reason to go to the long side of...
06-16-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Viich

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I...

That bike is now home to a sturmey 3sp, which I was thinking about doing before this broke. The freehub wheels never fit properly anyway.
06-16-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Viich

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Weather.ec.gc.ca (http://Weather.ec.gc.ca) - ditto, only for Canada.
06-16-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,363
Posted By Viich

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!

Sorry, missed this one. Have a good time!
06-16-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,363
Posted By Viich

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front...

My 8yo rides the hot rock street ( no front suspension), he's a little tall for his age, but shorter than your son. My mother rode it and he rode his BMX to go on a ride when my parents came to...
06-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Viich

Always do. Chain was well into needing...

Always do. Chain was well into needing replacement - at 11 1/8
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Chain...
06-15-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Viich

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll...

Chain is probably ready for replacement, I'll measure. Rings should be OK, but I'll take a look a fire up a picture.
06-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Viich

Bent derailleur hanger (claw adapter), maybe derailleur - AGAIN

Hi, just looking to bounce some ideas.

I have Shimano 1056 on my 88 Bianchi Strada, spread the rear from 126 to 130 to use modern wheels. Use an FSA 48-38 chainset, and 1056 8sp indexed rear dt...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By Viich

Golden Vader Fixie...

Golden Vader Fixie...
06-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Viich

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I...

They look to be extremely similar bikes, and I agree with above statements on a few of the differences:

Threaded bottom bracket over press fit any day. Conventional stem & bar over integrated for...
06-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By Viich

Good find- they're pretty funny.

Good find- they're pretty funny.
06-13-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Viich

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a...

You seem fairly new to bikes, so I'll make a couple easy suggestions if you'relooking to buy a wheel or wheelset:

ProWheelBuilder.com signature wheel sets - relatively constrained choices to...
06-11-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,531
Posted By Viich

The bigger problem is that now products just...

The bigger problem is that now products just aren't available, not that they're available at an increased price.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By Viich

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a...

If you're cost sensitive and willing to do a little yourselves, sheldonbrown.com and park tools websites are excellent even if you're starting from very little knowledge.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By Viich

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance,...

In my opinion, it's time for routine maintenance, not a new bike. I mean, it's always time for another bike, but shifting issues are an easy fix 99% of the time. Far less than $250 on a 7sp rear,...
06-09-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,531
Posted By Viich

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots...

BOX looks really good in some narrow spots (single speed freewheels for BMX, drivetrain for downhill, things like that)
Microshift seems to be a reasonable competitor.
Sunrace seems to be coming on...
Forum: BMX
06-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Viich

Kids started bmx - bike for me too?

My boys just started doing clinics at the bmx track, now they're trying to get me to get a bike as well. I"m all for not letting them have ALL the fun, but what's the minimum I can get away with on...
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