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07-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,466
Posted By prairiepedaler

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

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?
07-11-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By prairiepedaler

Keyword Searching a Deep Thread

Hello, this is a post to ask for guidance on how to search within a thread for a keyword. Some threads are 200+ pages long and sometimes I want to find something within that thread (like a bike...
07-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ordered the set and we'll see if they fit. If...

I ordered the set and we'll see if they fit. If anything, all that will be required is a change of fender and i don't think the frame will be the limiting factor.
07-06-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By prairiepedaler

Jamis 2007 Commuter 2.0 - 35C tires

Hi, I picked up a bike (finally) for an older Sister who has not ridden a bike in 35 years (and after almost as much time encouraging her to do so) she is now riding again. It's basically a NOS 2007...
07-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,796
Views: 2,345,442
Posted By prairiepedaler

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!
07-04-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,796
Views: 2,345,442
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Curt, how is the bike for shifting set up like...

Hi Curt, how is the bike for shifting set up like that? Do you find it in any way inconvenient to have to change hand positions to shift while riding in the City?
07-02-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,626
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, re: the 1000 being regarded STILL as the best...

Hi, re: the 1000 being regarded STILL as the best touring bike off the shelf is a statement I'd have to disagree with. I've taken a look at only some of the TOTL newer tourers and they are really...
06-22-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 143,173
Posted By prairiepedaler

LiteSpeed Tuscany - First Time

Spotted a few days ago, I flagged down it's rider and asked Richard if I could take a picture of it for this very "Spotted in the Wild" series. Nice fellow. This is the first and only time I've ever...
06-21-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,180
Posted By prairiepedaler

If a 1k came my way for a song I'd buy it of...

If a 1k came my way for a song I'd buy it of course and yet there is no way I'd pay a collectors ransom for one. Heresy in this thread, I know! I'd rather put the $700+ towards a newer touring bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By prairiepedaler

WD40, works like a sum b!tch

WD40, works like a sum b!tch
06-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,180
Posted By prairiepedaler

Another question I have for 1k owners is; knowing...

Another question I have for 1k owners is; knowing how your bike rides, what else have you ridden that compares to it?
06-20-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,180
Posted By prairiepedaler

There are a couple of 1k's locally for sale. One...

There are a couple of 1k's locally for sale. One is my size, the other significantly smaller. Is this the correct thread to ask whether or not 1k owners think the bikes are properly valued (when...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By prairiepedaler

I decided not to pursue a local Fuji IV but maybe...

I decided not to pursue a local Fuji IV but maybe I should have. I'd rather have a newer touring bike. But this thread is about an older touring bike. As prowler says, you can soak a lot of money...
06-18-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By prairiepedaler

The more I thought about that ride the more I...

The more I thought about that ride the more I would prefer a modern Fuji touring. The new ones are a relative bargain which means one will eventually show up used for about half street price.
06-11-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,305
Posted By prairiepedaler

Shoes; the bane of the ample footed.

Shoes; the bane of the ample footed.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By prairiepedaler

Size 13 wide (sometimes 14) here. That Ergon...

Size 13 wide (sometimes 14) here. That Ergon looks interesting for supination support. Set screws have eaten through soles of shoes too and that anti slip surface might be a worthwhile change.
06-11-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56,976
Views: 8,212,147
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. "
...
06-09-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,492
Posted By prairiepedaler

I thought I'd play necromancer on this thread as...

I thought I'd play necromancer on this thread as others (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/138363-flick-stands-still-being-made-4.html#post21524826) similar...
06-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,193
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd try the Flicker. Handlebar flop is no fun.

I'd try the Flicker. Handlebar flop is no fun.
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,387
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'm going to give the VO option a try on a bike...

I'm going to give the VO option a try on a bike and see how it goes. Hebie also makes something similar, which I would try if they were available in Canada (seems to be mainly a Euro presence).
06-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By prairiepedaler

Early BRC Suburban

Posting this early Canadian offering strictly for reference. Local for sale listing (not mine)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,354
Posted By prairiepedaler

Welp, first time I heard it was lube so I wasn't...

Welp, first time I heard it was lube so I wasn't even aware it was a myth. Just my experience with the few new chains I've put on. Gums up in my opinion. In any case, this guy is going to clean it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,354
Posted By prairiepedaler

I have found the neccessity of cleaning a new...

I have found the neccessity of cleaning a new chain before installing, then lubing. The stuff coating many chains from the factory is some form of rust inhibitor, like they use on cast iron machinery...
06-01-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, thanks for the input. I do like re-using...

Ok, thanks for the input. I do like re-using things whenever possible. A 70 year old bike can still get someone where they need to go just as well as one hot off the presses. Every bike I have was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By prairiepedaler

What are those?

What are those?
06-01-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By prairiepedaler

Interesting bar ends

Saw these bars ends on a bike advertised for sale. A little different than the norm. The guy was selling it as a parts bike (mangled down tube).
...
05-31-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By prairiepedaler

Trek 1000 for $200 ... Should I have?

There was a Trek 1000 locally today for $200. Original owner, original condition. The guy rode it a year and then his heart condition wouldn't allow for him to continue so it sat in the garage for...
05-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By prairiepedaler

If the wind weren't enough, it's also the coldest...

If the wind weren't enough, it's also the coldest City in the Country for Cities greater than 100k population. It isn't without it's charm.
05-27-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By prairiepedaler

What Winnipeg winds do to Cyclists (actual...

What Winnipeg winds do to Cyclists (actual footage, shot on local location)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2dvl7jOtzE
05-24-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sloping Top Tube Vintage Road Bikes

It seems the sloping top tube didn't become popular on road bikes until the early 90's. There seems to be scant few pre-90's vintage road bikes which use the sloping top tube design. Any member want...
05-24-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By prairiepedaler

67,000 people per year die in Quebec, day in day...

67,000 people per year die in Quebec, day in day out; 183 per day.

The bulk of Quebecs' deaths attributed...
05-23-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By prairiepedaler

Here in Winnipeg (pop 780,000), 31 people die...

Here in Winnipeg (pop 780,000), 31 people die every day year in and year out from all causes. As of March, seven people have died attributed to Corona virus.
05-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By prairiepedaler

Portrait of a gentle Winnipeg Breeze

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By prairiepedaler

Usually whatever I can get at the $3 a bag...

Usually whatever I can get at the $3 a bag thriftstore sale. (Seriously, for 25 years!). Almost all clothing I own is used.
05-20-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,680
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,...
05-20-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By prairiepedaler

I suppose all things being equal, weight too...

I suppose all things being equal, weight too might be a way to tell the difference between a regular steel and a cromo axle.

Another way to solve this problem might be to mill and re-die the...
05-19-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56,976
Views: 8,212,147
Posted By prairiepedaler

Defiled Simoni

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/winnipeg/campagnolo-road-bike-large/1501860358

" Vintage campagnolo road bike in good condition. Campagnolo components and shimano. Made in italy. $500 "

...
05-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi there, there are the stock bearings still in...

Hi there, there are the stock bearings still in the hub for O.D. reference and thickness. I would think this job shouldn't be too bad for a decent shop(?). These (https://www.motionindustries.com/)...
05-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By prairiepedaler

Loose Bearing Hub & Cartridge Hub Axle Differences

Hello - I'm doing an axle thickness swapover on a rear wheel I've got. The hub is sealed cartridge bearing type which requires a press fit. The current axle on it is a 14mm BMX thickness. I want to...
05-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
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...
05-16-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By prairiepedaler

Another tip is to hire a bike ad Copywriter! ...

Another tip is to hire a bike ad Copywriter!

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1496743753&siteLocale=en_CA
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
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: 13
Views: 556
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/
05-13-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By prairiepedaler

When nothing else exists either make or modify. I...

When nothing else exists either make or modify. I see that fork there Unter. It looks Swiss! I had thought about modding up with braze-ons a worthwhile old hard tail mountain bike which (preferably)...
05-12-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 56,976
Views: 8,212,147
Posted By prairiepedaler

Flipper Red Alert - 3 Bikes, $100

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Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By prairiepedaler

Welcome aboard BF. I think your Fuji is a great...

Welcome aboard BF. I think your Fuji is a great bargain in touring bikes. Let us know how it turns out for you. BTW, is it made in China or Taiwan (or?).
05-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By prairiepedaler

The Bike with the most Braze Ons you've ever seen

I've seen some more modern forks which are intended for use on bike packing bikes featuring at least 6 braze ons for mounting racks or accessories; usually two pair in the fork blades and one pair in...
05-10-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ah yes, I misread what you'd written. The tires...

Ah yes, I misread what you'd written. The tires are so old they almost look like glue splattered sidewalls. My very first road bike used tubulars - Wolber Invulnerables. Nice ride if I remember...
05-09-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 143,173
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...
05-07-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ah yes, ok... tnxs. It seems to be the fate of...

Ah yes, ok... tnxs. It seems to be the fate of all bikes of this era. I have often wondered when common implementation of replaceables came into being. All the bikes I own have fixed mounts. I've...
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