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04-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By prairiepedaler

The taller fellow fit no problem. He said he was...

The taller fellow fit no problem. He said he was going to put a riser bar on there and I recommended a cro-mo for offroading. The original was alu alloy. He was not a heavy type of 6'8". The frame...
12-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,248
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd frickin love to have a bike like that Volpe....

I'd frickin love to have a bike like that Volpe. Keep the thing and ride it if you aren't into it for large coin. You'll go plenty fast on it. The Expedition etc are nice too, but too old (need...
12-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By prairiepedaler

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it...

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it comes from a bike co-op who knows who had been working on it. I'm part of the local co-op scene and there are only but a scant few I'd have work on my...
12-15-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By prairiepedaler

I won't join Facebook. I can't do it. I'll...

I won't join Facebook. I can't do it. I'll forfeit whatever comes up, no matter how valuable or how badly I want it. I'll choose to bird the berg.
12-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By prairiepedaler

Bypassing Facebook Marketplace

I've noticed quite a few bikes for sale on Facehugger Marketplace as per the "are you looking for one of these?" thread. For those of us not onboard FB, is there a way to contact the people selling...
12-05-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By prairiepedaler

I don't own this bike and haven't seen it in real...

I don't own this bike and haven't seen it in real life. There is one locally for sale for far too much in my opinion. The rubber wrap on the TT appears to be an inner tube, probably put there to...
11-09-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By prairiepedaler

Black Ice Matters

Black Ice matters. As does all Ice. It does, really!
11-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By prairiepedaler

The hub uses a press fit cartridge bearing. It's...

The hub uses a press fit cartridge bearing. It's definetely a newer product. Maybe a "bulk" hub sold by some manufacturer like Formula.
10-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,096
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: 12
Views: 2,183
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: 561
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!

...
07-16-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By prairiepedaler

Now you're talking!

Now you're talking!
07-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,642
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: 7,084
Views: 2,677,584
Posted By prairiepedaler

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!
06-11-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
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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05-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
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: 2,364
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: 1,240
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: 1,052
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: 1,240
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: 900
Views: 158,585
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
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: 3,009
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: 3,842
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: 817
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: 468
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: 978
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: 23,769
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: 5,061
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: 3,910
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: 1,073
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: 1,073
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: 7,555
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: 61,140
Views: 9,147,244
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: 1,941
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: 12,775
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: 6,615
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: 6,615
Posted By prairiepedaler

"The Breakdown of Nations"

An excerpt on quality of life from Leopold Kohr's ”The Breakdown of Nations"
...
10-07-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,771
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: 1,936
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: 132
Views: 11,879
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: 5,754
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: 13,568
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: 1,466
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: 1,902
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: 547
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: 7,349
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...
04-21-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By prairiepedaler

Linber, have you seen any of these on the road or...

Linber, have you seen any of these on the road or in your neck of the woods? The owmer of this specimen looked to be early in his early 40's and could ride a regular pedal bike if he wanted to. He...
04-29-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,297
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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