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08-22-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By JamesRL

My regular ride is a 7 speed, and it is a...

My regular ride is a 7 speed, and it is a cassette on the rear wheel. My "spare" is also a 7 speed cassette, that is the one I propose to use, 7 Speed with Exage Hub. My previous bike was a 7 speed...
08-22-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By JamesRL

Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a 7 speed wheel I...

Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a 7 speed wheel I can use already.
08-22-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By JamesRL

Nice Bike Randy I'm sure you will sell it quickly.

Nice Bike Randy I'm sure you will sell it quickly.
08-22-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By JamesRL

6 to 7 speed

I'm building a bike for a friend.

Its a Miele with a "Terry" style frame, I posted about it before. Front wheel is 24 x 1 1/8. Tange Infinity frame, rear brake routed through top tube, Sikkens...
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By JamesRL

Anyone notice the ad said 18 speed? Looks like...

Anyone notice the ad said 18 speed?
Looks like a good value.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,272
Posted By JamesRL

I would echo the concerns about the maximum size...

I would echo the concerns about the maximum size of tires. I live in the burbs and usually ride my steel bike in the country - with Mavic Aksion 700x25 tires, though mine have a wider profile than...
08-14-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

That would be a fine light touring bike. I see a...

That would be a fine light touring bike. I see a Tange Infinity sticker on the downtube and a different sticker on the fork, not sure they jive. But triple crank and canti brakes, looks good.
07-19-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,333,885
Posted By JamesRL

I did a short community ride yesterday and was...

I did a short community ride yesterday and was humbled.

We do these to encourage new cyclists and to show the cycling flag to drivers. We literally have a trailer with a banner.

We had a 15 km...
07-19-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

The paint job dates it to late 80s, it is very...

The paint job dates it to late 80s, it is very similar to my Fiori. I've often suspected that Norco had the Fiori bikes made by the same factory as Nishiki.
07-17-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,291
Posted By JamesRL

Blood on my shorts

So next time I buy all black shorts.

My riding partner wanted to do part of the Elora Cataract Trailway in south western Ontario.Elora Cataract Trailway Association | A trailway along the Grand...
07-16-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By JamesRL

That is a good point, and I'm not in love with...

That is a good point, and I'm not in love with BioPace.
07-16-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By JamesRL

I toured a long way with a Shimano Deer...

I toured a long way with a Shimano Deer Head(Deore) deraiileur on my road bike, it was rock solid. Any of the old Shimano or SunTour friction derailleurs are good.
07-13-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By JamesRL

The old cassette and new are both clearly stamped...

The old cassette and new are both clearly stamped HG. But he did have to change the dish on the wheel when changing the freehub, and added a spacer.
07-13-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By JamesRL

7 Speed Hyperglide Cassettes

I've read Sheldon Brown, and either I'm confused (entirely possible) or I've been sold a load.

I've got an old steel typical Japanese bike- Tange Infinity, Shimano 400EX derailleurs and crank....
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By JamesRL

For Toronto, that would be very cheap. If...

For Toronto, that would be very cheap.

If it is reasonable shape, I'd ride it and see if it needs a tune up. Get a competent mechanic to do a tuneup for 50-75 and it will be good for a long time....
07-10-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By JamesRL

I grew up not far from there and some of my...

I grew up not far from there and some of my friends lived a few houses away, but it was my first time.

I wasn't really shopping, I have two projects already.

But I did like the built up...
07-09-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By JamesRL

Canadian Vintage Bicycle Show

A little bit show, a little but swap meet...
Many vintage CCMs, Schwinns and a few wooden rimmed bikes.

Sorry, I've challenges posting big images, linking from FB/Instagram, and they cut off a...
06-28-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JamesRL

No serial number that I can find....maybe that...

No serial number that I can find....maybe that indicates a low volume production.

I'd agree on the "upper entry level". The rear dropout has a micro adjuster, brazed on cable guides on the bottom...
06-28-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 54,873
Posted By JamesRL

Never put off fixing a flat. I hadn't had a...

Never put off fixing a flat.

I hadn't had a flat in years. But never admit that. Bad Karma.

I noticed I had a flat the day before a ride with my friend, but decided to arrive early (had to...
06-27-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JamesRL

I did. I have another wheelset, I will donate the...

I did. I have another wheelset, I will donate the rear.Should be fun.
06-27-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JamesRL

That's the one!

That's the one!
06-26-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By JamesRL

I hear Mister Marinoni himself is going to try to...

I hear Mister Marinoni himself is going to try to set a one hour track record for 80 year olds in the Montreal Velodrome.

The shop works differently obviously than it did, but is still going.
06-26-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JamesRL

Mystery Miele

I've been riding with two friends. One is a 65 year old man with Trek Domane carbon Fibre Bike, me with my vintage Fiori Roma, and my young friend, 28 year old woman with a nice mountain bike with...
06-25-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,291
Posted By JamesRL

Ok, had a bad day yesterday, and need to vent to...

Ok, had a bad day yesterday, and need to vent to shake it off.

I'm part of an environmental group, and one of the groups in an environmental network we belong to is Bike Brampton, a cycling...
06-24-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14,304
Views: 1,312,291
Posted By JamesRL

Not to sound skeptical, but are you sure it was...

Not to sound skeptical, but are you sure it was that far?

I did it thirty years ago, longest cycling day ever for me. I crossed from Ottawa to Hull and stayed on the Quebec side. My calculations...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,027
Posted By JamesRL

First post in a while. I had a Sport LX in...

First post in a while.

I had a Sport LX in the 80s, though I bought the frame and transferred a bunch of parts to it, including some very light tubular wheels.

I loved that bike, should never...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,263
Posted By JamesRL

In a hot market, that is a good price, in Toronto...

In a hot market, that is a good price, in Toronto it would be $400 CDN or $300 US, and wouldn't last too long. I wouldn't hestitate.
Forum: Touring
05-30-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 29,360
Posted By JamesRL

In the 80s, I toured on a department store bike...

In the 80s, I toured on a department store bike that had a few addons. It had maillard hubs and wober rims (27 x 1 tires), so I suspected the department store got it from the Canadian maker of...
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By JamesRL

Fitting can be complex and personal. But I would...

Fitting can be complex and personal. But I would suggest either a 58cm or 60. Depends on the length of your torso and arms

I'd say the last post with the Cannondale criterium with 105, has the...
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By JamesRL

Do you want indexed shifting? If so, knock off...

Do you want indexed shifting? If so, knock off the Miyata, though I'd bet it is the lightest frame.

I think the rear dropouts on the Pug are pugly, and that isn't a compliment. Are those plastic...
02-10-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

Almost a grail bike but too small for me. ...

Almost a grail bike but too small for me.
Vintage 1974 Bianchi Rekord made in Italy all original Campagnolo etc (http://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/5442082939.html)
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Vintage Bianchi...
02-03-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

You probably want to read this thread:...

You probably want to read this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/1046559-eddy-merckx-7-11-a.html
01-20-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

I'm sorry, I think its pretty, and I'm sure its a...

I'm sorry, I think its pretty, and I'm sure its a nice ride. But even with the low Canadian dollar, it still seems too much.

Bertrand is a bike shop. Perhaps they made frames at one point, but...
01-18-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By JamesRL

I'm well aware of what Sheldon wrote, duplication...

I'm well aware of what Sheldon wrote, duplication of gears, issues with cross chaining etc.

But I, and I suspect all of the posters in the thread also are aware, that bicycle catalogs and ads...
01-18-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By JamesRL

But that same page said 18 speeds, hence the...

But that same page said 18 speeds, hence the confusion. I am guessing it was a typo.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,067
Posted By JamesRL

I'm a little older than the rest, but younger GF....

I'm a little older than the rest, but younger GF. Have three kids.

Went to a clinic that specialized in it, mostly waiting, 15 minutes procedure,specialized tools, no pain at the time. No...
01-18-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

MIYATA PRO BIKE | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji...

MIYATA PRO BIKE | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?requestSource=b&adId=1133206904&siteLocale=en_CA)
499071

Miyata Pro, 24 inch frame, just a shade large...
01-18-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By JamesRL

7 x 3 = 18?

So just skimming the local CL pages, and came across a Miyata Touring bike 1000 T. Right size, but I really don't need another bike right now (contract ended). Miyata 1000LT, 58cm, Touring...
01-18-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By JamesRL

I think the braze ons for fenders/racks would...

I think the braze ons for fenders/racks would indicate this isn't a high end racing frame. But it might be a chromed mid level frame with the paint stripped off and the stickers added. Fork crown...
12-10-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By JamesRL

I had the deerhead on a touring bike, it would be...

I had the deerhead on a touring bike, it would be fine on a mountain bike as well.
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By JamesRL

I used to ski a lot and was a race crew member,...

I used to ski a lot and was a race crew member, so some long days in cold weather.

Poly Pro does get stinky, and eventually you throw it away.

The best long johns in my experience are silk. I...
11-26-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By JamesRL

I have these liners, which you can wear under...

I have these liners, which you can wear under regular shorts and still get the padding: MEC Ace Cycling Liner Shorts (Men's) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available...
11-25-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,091,100
Posted By JamesRL

There is another Celeste bike in the back. ...

There is another Celeste bike in the back.

That might be a little high for a Volpe.
11-25-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By JamesRL

An aluminum bike with a carbon fork is a decent...

An aluminum bike with a carbon fork is a decent compromise.
Or look at a cross bike - one that can mount bigger tires that you can run at lower pressure.
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By JamesRL

Our Dollar is no longer at par, so half of that...

Our Dollar is no longer at par, so half of that is exchange rate. The wheels not matching could be fixed, the front wheel looks to be original, and I paid $150 not that long ago for a 7 speed...
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By JamesRL

Prices vary wildly by market. Here in Toronto,...

Prices vary wildly by market. Here in Toronto, it would go for $600-$700 in fully tuned condition. I'm assuming the paint is good and everything works well.
11-20-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By JamesRL

The blurred background is easy. The answer is...

The blurred background is easy. The answer is depth of field, the amount of area that is in focus, based on the focal length of the lens and the aperture (opening). The distance to the subject is...
11-19-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,695
Posted By JamesRL

Well I was in the IT department, not the...

Well I was in the IT department, not the engineers, so take this with a grain of salt. In the CANDU design, heavy water is the moderator, which enables reaction, so too much heavy water is no good.
11-19-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,695
Posted By JamesRL

Tom, I have you covered. As I previously...

Tom, I have you covered. As I previously mentioned, I'm not into Linux, but I've spent a good part of my life in IT departments, a couple of jobs with software companies, one with a telecom...
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By JamesRL

I don't know pricing in Miami. It was the entry...

I don't know pricing in Miami. It was the entry level Miyata, not a bad bike but not the lightest best quality either. Miyata has a better rep than Fuji. Otherwise similar bikes. Think it would be...
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