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10-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,643
Posted By prairiepedaler

On your yellow bike, the inside of the fork...

On your yellow bike, the inside of the fork blades has a braze-on mount. Is this for an accessory of some type? Usually they're on the outside and more middle placed for a rack mount.
10-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By prairiepedaler

Use a dedicated winter bike if possible and trick...

Use a dedicated winter bike if possible and trick it out for winter riding. Whenever my winter ride gets caked with the chocolate mousse from hell ™, I lay the bike on it's side so the wheels spin...
08-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By prairiepedaler

Now you're talking!

Now you're talking!
07-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,873
Posted By prairiepedaler

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

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?
07-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,929
Views: 2,457,672
Posted By prairiepedaler

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!
06-11-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
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. "
...
05-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By prairiepedaler

Portrait of a gentle Winnipeg Breeze

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/dsc00395_8704d8ba9f0da4db8ccbdc659f6e79e2c93547c7.jpg
05-20-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,152
Posted By prairiepedaler

I keep all the socks (so many!) that develop...

I keep all the socks (so many!) that develop holes in the heels for rags. I usually hold a plain dry rag up to the braking surface and walk the bike backwards one rotation. If they are really nasty,...
05-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By prairiepedaler

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from...

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from here. Never met him. Per braze-on pricing is c$25ea, according to when I last checked his site. Which means if I had an old frame I wanted to add those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By prairiepedaler

What might help is installing cranks that "bend...

What might help is installing cranks that "bend out" away from the bottom bracket, rather than arms that plumb straight down. I was going to try that sometime and see if it helps.
05-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By prairiepedaler

List of Canadian Bike Brands

Here is a recently compiled list of Canadian Bicycle Brands, courtesy of Canadian Cycling Magazine.

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/gear-reviews/bikesframes/canadian-bicycle-brands/
05-09-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 151,682
Posted By prairiepedaler

St1000

Stopped a fellow rider today and asked if I could take a picture of her bike. She was an elderly lady who bought the bike new. She was dressed up in cycling garb ready to tackle the "gentle" Winnipeg...
04-25-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
Posted By prairiepedaler

Man, there are just sooo many more quality bikes...

Man, there are just sooo many more quality bikes Stateside than up here. Tonnes of size choice too.
04-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,739
Posted By prairiepedaler

Would I buy a bike during this "thing"? Hell...

Would I buy a bike during this "thing"?

Hell ya!

How can I vote?

I just bought some used tires on Saturday. The fellow I met wasn't wearing a mask, gloves or hazmat suit nor was I. Put a few...
04-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,369
Posted By prairiepedaler

It was safe to say Henry had a brain, could...

It was safe to say Henry had a brain, could reason and predict outcomes based upon sufficient information. Being informed means risking looking outside one's own comfortable scope and inviting input...
04-18-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By prairiepedaler

Interesting Handlebar Ornament

From the streets of Japan.

Bike fully equipped with Shimano Crane gruppo.

...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By prairiepedaler

Welcome aboard Julian... Does ye hunt n'...

Welcome aboard Julian...

Does ye hunt n' flip often?
Forum: Foo
04-01-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By prairiepedaler

This solution offered by Steve in Sydney: ...

This solution offered by Steve in Sydney:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKLYnC6d8ZM
03-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,820
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, they are swapped out as of yesterday. It's an...

Ok, they are swapped out as of yesterday. It's an iffy time that's for sure so thanks for the well wishing on caution. The saving grace is I'm not doing any night riding ATM. We'll see how she rolls...
03-19-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,560
Posted By prairiepedaler

It's interesting how these terms, aka "Boomer",...

It's interesting how these terms, aka "Boomer", come into common parlance. Billy Joel's "We didn't start the Fire" kind of addressed it; a younger generation blaming their problems in the World on an...
03-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,481
Posted By prairiepedaler

Panic Will End but Tyranny Will Not

A good article to share with thoughts to keep in mind during this hokum;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/gary-d-barnett/panic-will-end-but-tyranny-will-not/

Meanwhile, in Italy, spirits are...
03-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By prairiepedaler

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two...

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two locks and that increases it by 7 pounds. Right now it has studded tires on it for winter. Top it off, I'm 6'4 and living in the 4th windiest city in the...
03-14-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi... if 24 pounds is heavy for a medium sized...

Hi... if 24 pounds is heavy for a medium sized steel touring bike, what out there is considered light???
Forum: Foo
03-13-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,653
Posted By prairiepedaler

Step outside yourself and become an observational...

Step outside yourself and become an observational third party immersed in this mass social experiment. Take notes as to people's behavior and how societal managers will use this crisis as a grab for...
03-05-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 58,568
Views: 8,579,304
Posted By prairiepedaler

After giving them an offer, I'd be all over that...

After giving them an offer, I'd be all over that one - if in a 63cm size that is. Anything like that for around that type of money is a given.
01-10-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,812
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think the real reason why that couple got...

I think the real reason why that couple got charged is citizen beatdowns are the exclusive domain of cops and they don't like competition.

All the evidence that is ever going to be used against...
12-22-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,783
Posted By prairiepedaler

If I found a set of good used Top Contact in 26"...

If I found a set of good used Top Contact in 26" I'd try them. I think I'm going to try and have multiple identical wheelsets setup each having a different tire set on them. It would make life easier...
11-11-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,423
Posted By prairiepedaler

Now that's what I call a Pap Smear!

Now that's what I call a Pap Smear!
11-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,423
Posted By prairiepedaler

"The Breakdown of Nations"

An excerpt on quality of life from Leopold Kohr's ”The Breakdown of Nations"
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10-07-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By prairiepedaler

Mini Review - Schwalbe Marathon Plus

So long, old pal.

After 7 years of use as a rear tire it finally gave out due to wear. It did it's job remarkably well. You can see in the picture that there was no tread rubber holding the two...
10-06-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,901
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin...

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin 5000watt motors perhaps?
08-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,044
Posted By prairiepedaler

No idea what the Raleigh is BG, but the paint job...

No idea what the Raleigh is BG, but the paint job channels Piet Mondrians' Broadway Boogie Woogie
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,952
Posted By prairiepedaler

A timely thread. I ride the BRC ...

A timely thread. I ride the BRC (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1076626-brc-packmule-3rd-world-hauler.html)43'lber all the time and I don't want to push myself too hard on it because it...
07-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,524
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmm! Interesting info about the builders...

Hmm! Interesting info about the builders initials. I'll have to look now. I think I did a thread on this bike sometime but I'll have to check that too. This picture is the only one I have of it just...
07-14-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By prairiepedaler

I was going to try the Harriers at some point....

I was going to try the Harriers at some point. Can't add to the list though (I use these MEC (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5019-448/GnT-Pedals) platform pedals, FWIW).
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By prairiepedaler

The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6...

The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6 Trillion spent on it in the last two years alone) is the Worlds' single largest polluter...
04-21-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sugino Crankset w/ Hatta Bearing Retainer... removeable?

Hi, as shown I have an adjustable cup with cage bearings. I haven't seen this arrangement before yet it's probably common; it appears there is a press fit retainer that seats into the cup and which...
02-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,634
Posted By prairiepedaler

Here are some photos of the offending tire. Note...

Here are some photos of the offending tire. Note the skewed studs and the chaffing in the inner casing. I would run studs again in the rear if the tire design was such it wouldn't cause the same...
04-29-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By prairiepedaler

Drillium Sargents - Nishiki Bushwhacker

There is a local Nishiki Bushwhacker with Sugino GT triple crank a' la drillium, along with some other good quality parts which I'm considering buying to dress up this...
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