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08-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,527
Posted By Mr_Pacman

How do you find these G-One allround for...

How do you find these G-One allround for pavement? I mainly ride pavement and debating between these and the G-One speed. I suspect the Speed would be the right choice, but they are almost double...
07-29-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Any info on the 2021 All City Space Horse?

Local bike shop has confirmed the 2021 All-City Space Horse will have some improvements and a new color but couldn't share any information.

I'm hearing rumours of the following:

2 trim...
06-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,795
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I purchased the lowest end model of the Renegade...

I purchased the lowest end model of the Renegade line and got it for a very good price as the Canadian distributor was selling them on sale last year. If I had purchased one of the more higher end...
06-24-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,795
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I've noticed some chips on my 2017 Exile and also...

I've noticed some chips on my 2017 Exile and also some paint wearing off where the black brake cables rub against the paint. I just assumed this was normal. The paint does seem to be much different...
06-20-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,795
Posted By Mr_Pacman

So, would it be reasonable to assume that if the...

So, would it be reasonable to assume that if the compression ring is doing it's job, the gap I'm seeing (due to the tapered spacer hitting the compression ring) is more cosmetic than anything else...
05-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for all of the replies. My concerns with...

Thanks for all of the replies. My concerns with this gap were the following, in order of importance:

1) Safety
2) premature wear/tear on components
3) cosmetics.

If I'm reading this...
05-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,795
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Does anyone with the Rengade have this gap in...

Does anyone with the Rengade have this gap in their FSA Orbit c-40b (according to the Jamis specs for the 2017 Renegade Exile)

I'm trying to figure out if this is normal or not:
...
05-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Small gap in headset. Is this a problem?

I've got a 2017 Jamis Renegade. According to the specs on the Jamis website, the headset is an FSA Orbit c-40b. I'm not sure how to confirm that by looking at the headset.

I haven't used the bike...
12-03-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 166,795
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I recently had Renegade Exile delivered and I'm...

I recently had Renegade Exile delivered and I'm in the process of assembling it.

Question, on the FRONT disc brake caliper, does it bolt directly to the mounting holes on the front fork, or is...
08-12-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I wanted to run some geometry numbers to see if...

I wanted to run some geometry numbers to see if that might help us with more of an "educated guess".

I've got experience with 2 bikes and they both fit me quite well. However, I wouldn't want to...
08-11-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for the reply and realized I made a...

Thanks for the reply and realized I made a mistake in my original post. My inseam is 33.5, not 34.5. Not sure if that makes a difference on your assessment.

My only concern is that my 59cm paddy...
08-11-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Does anyone ride a Jamis Coda Sport 21" or 23"?

If so, how tall are you and what's your inseam / arm length?

I'm 6'1, 33.5" inseam and 36" arms.

I currently ride a 59cm Kona Paddy Wagon and it fits great.

Looking for a bike with gears and...
07-05-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I can't add much from a technical perspective,...

I can't add much from a technical perspective, but I did, briefly own a Kona Paddy Wagon 3 a few weeks ago before I sold it. It had the Sturmy Arch 3 speed IGH.

I'm in my early 40's live in a...
05-17-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Stem Angle height help. 15* vs 25*

I've got a Kona Paddy Wagon with a 115mm long, 6* stem (which has been mounted in a position to give me more height on the handlebars).

I'm trying to get more of an upright seating position by...
09-11-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,219
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Hi Tom, I'm embarrassed to say that, no,...

Hi Tom,


I'm embarrassed to say that, no, I didn't attempt it. I was thinking about it a few months ago and it's something I'll probably do over the winter while the bike is in hibernation.

...
04-21-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,619
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Training wheels for 20" bike?

My 5 year old daughter is tall for her age. She has been using a balance bike for the past 2 years, but after a winter growth spurt, we decided it might be time for a bigger bike.


After...
03-11-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Just wanted to confirm I did have the brake pads...

Just wanted to confirm I did have the brake pads pointing in the right direction (it was pure luck) so I won't be shooting projectiles from the front brakes while going downhill towards a fireworks...
03-10-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Ok, after looking at picture of Kool Stop Dura...

Ok, after looking at picture of Kool Stop Dura Holders on the internet, I can confirm that I had the opening of the brake holder towards the REAR of the bike. I know I have the screws (that stop the...
03-10-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Nobody has ever accused me of being the brightest...

Nobody has ever accused me of being the brightest brick on the wall :)

I'm going to double check when I get home. I know I have the plow tip at the rear of the bike and I'm going to double check I...
03-10-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I've got the opening of the metal brake shoe,...

I've got the opening of the metal brake shoe, towards the FRONT of the bike. Isn't that the correct way to do it?

When pedaling forward, the wheels are spinning front to back. So when I engage the...
03-09-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking to...

I just wanted to thank everyone for taking to time to help me out. I used my fingers to hold the pad while tightening it up and it seems to have worked out.

Thanks again
James
03-07-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

One of the ends of the pads (which is pointed...

One of the ends of the pads (which is pointed towards the rear of the bike) has a tip that is fatter than the rest of the pad. I was wondering why it had this odd shaped tip, and it appears that it...
03-07-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks very much for all of the replies. I'm glad...

Thanks very much for all of the replies. I'm glad to see this is a somewhat common issue and I'll give the suggestions a try.

I was starting to regret buying these Kool Stops as they were slightly...
03-07-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,163
Posted By Mr_Pacman

My brake shoe/pad keeps twisting while I'm tightening it. Any suggestions?

I recently bought some Kool Stop brake shoes with the replaceable pads.

I have caliper brakes (unbranded, cheap Tektro......but I don't think it matters for my problem).

Once I get the pad...
12-14-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Just wanted to thank everyone for their...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions and replies. I ordered a set of "North Road" style handlebars from Amazon.ca. They arrived and are very close to what I was looking for. They don't...
12-08-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Handlebar suggestions. Looking for something upright

Last year I bought a brand new Globe Roll 7 bike brand new from the LBS. As you can see from the picture, it has high rise handlebars that curve around so you are sitting upright.

The bike shop...
12-08-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,219
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for the replies. I also noticed there is a...

Thanks for the replies. I also noticed there is a brand called Microshift that makes some thumb shifters for the Shimano Inter 7 hubs.

Any thoughts on quality of Shimano vs Microshift?

Thanks...
12-08-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,219
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Replacing Shimano Nexus 7 Twist Shifter with the Shimano Nexus SL-7S50 trigger shift?

Hello everyone,

I recently bought a Specialized Globe Roll 7 bike.

This bike comes with the Nexus SG-7R50 internal, 7 speed hub.

It comes with a Twist Shifter which I'm not overly fond of.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I agree. I'm in Canada and it's frustrating to...

I agree. I'm in Canada and it's frustrating to see the price difference between the two countries on the exact same items. It has been getting better over the years, as many US retailers are...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies. ...

Thanks to everyone for all of the replies.

Another local bike shop was having a "Black Friday" sale and they had the Specialized Globe Roll 7's on sale for $499 down from $929. They were also out...
11-21-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23,161
Views: 2,654,174
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Great thread! Are there any companies that...

Great thread!

Are there any companies that are currently making bikes like these in a cro-mo frame with an internal gear hub?

I have found some very nice, similar bikes on the Raleigh website...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I did have a...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I did have a look at the Linus bikes at the local dealer and that is an option I'm considering.

I was poking around the Raleigh website last night and found the...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for the reply. I'm not overly mechanically...

Thanks for the reply. I'm not overly mechanically inclined so I was hoping to buy a bike from a local store that is already built and ready to go.

disk brakes are not a concern for me.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Cromoly Frame with Internal Gear Hub suggestions?

I think this might be the most appropriate forum for this.

I'm looking for a steel cro mo frame with an internal gear hub. I had a look at the Globe Roll 7, but the store doesn't have my size in...
07-16-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,719
Posted By Mr_Pacman

For me, the initial attraction was low...

For me, the initial attraction was low maintenance. I was tired of having my multi-speed bikes making clicking/clacking sounds and chains getting stuck between gears. I'm mechanically inept, so it...
06-04-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 243,006
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Interesting thread. I turn 40 in a few months. ...

Interesting thread. I turn 40 in a few months.

I've had a few back surgeries at L4/L5, with the final one being an L4/L5 lumbar fusion 4 years ago. Doctor has suggested against jogging for...
05-26-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Perfect. Thank you for taking the time to reply. ...

Perfect. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

James
05-26-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Mr_Pacman

What is this floating plastic disc on the chain side of the hub?

I just bought a brand new single speed bike from my local bike store. the store is quite far away, so I'm hoping someone here might be able to help vs me going back to the shop to ask questions. I...
08-26-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Help with removing front wheel and moving shifters

Ok, I'm new to bikes. I watched various videos on youtube and searched the forums.

I've got a 2012 Cannondale Quick 3. It has V brakes and a quick release front wheel.

I'm having two issues:
...
05-08-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 29,691
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thaer, email me at jdixon1974 at gmail ....

Thaer,

email me at jdixon1974 at gmail . com
02-17-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 29,691
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I'll probably give it a shot with the stock...

I'll probably give it a shot with the stock components first for a while to see how it goes. I'm not planning on hitting many bumps and only want to stick to paved smooth surfaces until I can assess...
02-16-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 29,691
Posted By Mr_Pacman

I bought an XL frame which seemed to fit well....

I bought an XL frame which seemed to fit well. The cross bar was higher than what I'm used to with my old Giant (I still had clearance for my groin, but not the 4 or 5 inches on my old bike), but the...
02-16-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 29,691
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Thanks for all of the replies. I ended...

Thanks for all of the replies.

I ended calling a small Cannondale dealer in a town 1 hour away and they didn't have any of the Quick bikes in stock, but offered to check the Cannondale warehouse...
02-15-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,671
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Can anyone give a "rule of thumb" for a %...

Can anyone give a "rule of thumb" for a % discount on a new bike in Calgary (Bow Cycle to be exact) in the $800 price range?

I want to be respectful of the sales rep helping me, but at the same...
02-15-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 29,691
Posted By Mr_Pacman

Any Cannondale experts? Quick CX4 vs Quick 4 vs Quick SL3 vs Quick ???

Hey everyone,

I've read multiple older threads on here and still a bit confused. My last bike purchase was a Giant Iguana over 22 years ago and it's time for something new. I haven't used a bike...
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