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04-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,707
Posted By cbrstar

I used to be a Insurance Broker here in Alberta...

I used to be a Insurance Broker here in Alberta so things may have changed and you should talk to your Broker. Bicycles are covered under your home owners / tenant insurance in Canada. But you need...
04-09-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By cbrstar

ATF mixed with acetone and a bit of heat works...

ATF mixed with acetone and a bit of heat works well.
04-09-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,490
Posted By cbrstar

When I looked at the Continental GP 5000 I...

When I looked at the Continental GP 5000 I noticed that there is a 85g difference between the 24 and the 32. So I've been wondering how much does this amount of weight difference effect the moment of...
04-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 495
Posted By cbrstar

I had a older Nishiki 80's road bike like this....

I had a older Nishiki 80's road bike like this. It wasn't until I was putting on a nicer upgraded set of wheels that I realized the new wheel simply didn't want to align. I realized the previous...
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By cbrstar

Just looking on CL in Washington. Full Aero CF...

Just looking on CL in Washington. Full Aero CF 2012 Cervelo S5 VWD 2 lbs. Carbon Fiber Aero Road Frameset -... (craigslist.org)...
04-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By cbrstar

There is a BMX company called YESS and they have...

There is a BMX company called YESS and they have done it both ways.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x337/yess_1_612770b1047406408f89354465acc0d35535f637.jpg
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04-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 857
Posted By cbrstar

If this was a few years ago I would say it would...

If this was a few years ago I would say it would be no problem. But with covid and parts being difficult to obtain it might be a bit of a headache and more of a over the winter project. Just a 105...
04-08-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By cbrstar

I think the older style ones like this is a bit...

I think the older style ones like this is a bit difficult because the cone/wedge spreads the stem itself making contact with the fork tubing. Like a stuck seat post it's going to scrape against any...
04-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Igh
Views: 1,773
Posted By cbrstar

What do you guys think of the new Classified...

What do you guys think of the new Classified Powershift? POWERSHIFT hub | Classified (classified-cycling.cc) (https://classified-cycling.cc/en/powershift-hub) Sturmey Archer already had something...
04-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,490
Posted By cbrstar

Because I BMX maybe I have a different...

Because I BMX maybe I have a different perspective. A big change in the world of BMX was tires going from 20 x 1.75 to 20 x 2.5. If I have a low amount of tire pressure lets say 40 psi then the...
04-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By cbrstar

I don't know the reason why but early Aluminum...

I don't know the reason why but early Aluminum MTB's have far outlasted early BMX frames. I have a aluminum Race Inc BMX from 1980 and it's the only one in my collection I won't ride. The reason is...
04-07-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 870
Posted By cbrstar

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap...

The fact you can put a tooth pick in the gap means it's unsafe and your LBS is correct. The head tube is probably off center and most LBS don't have the frame straightening tools anymore. Which means...
04-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By cbrstar

If you are racing on the track then YES you...

If you are racing on the track then YES you should retire a frame after a few years. But I think you are more then fine if you are just cruising around and doing the odd jump here and there. Just...
04-06-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,970
Posted By cbrstar

You can't really compare bikes to cars here. When...

You can't really compare bikes to cars here. When I worked in insurance I was surprised to find out that Kia's were getting written off left right and center. The reason being is that they were...
04-03-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By cbrstar

Looks awesome! You did a great job.

Looks awesome! You did a great job.
04-01-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,970
Posted By cbrstar

If we put the $490 (2015) into the US Inflation...

If we put the $490 (2015) into the US Inflation Calculator it comes to $543.75. If the the new bike is $699 the difference is only $155.25 which I don't think you could buy the brakes and all the...
04-01-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,970
Posted By cbrstar

What you are not taking in account is not only do...

What you are not taking in account is not only do disc brakes cost more, but you also need a stronger wheel to handle the breaking torque. On the Trek FX they went from a Bontrager single wall...
04-01-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By cbrstar

I bet this term has been around since the wheel...

I bet this term has been around since the wheel was invented. The first wheels were pottery wheels and it was a while before they were used on vehicles.
04-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By cbrstar

Here it's used in a book from 1891 Taking the...

Here it's used in a book from 1891 Taking the Dish out of Wagon Wheels (lostcrafts.com) (http://www.lostcrafts.com/Carriage-Building/dishout.html) Then this shop that makes wooden car wheels...
Forum: BMX
03-31-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By cbrstar

Are you from Canada? It's a department store bike...

Are you from Canada? It's a department store bike from "the Bay" and it was made back in the 1980's. It would have been a decent beginners bike meant to compete with the likes of Murray and Kent.
03-31-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,162
Posted By cbrstar

I had a PDF of "Designing and building your own...

I had a PDF of "Designing and building your own frameset: An illustrated guide for the amateur bicycle builder (1979) -Talbot " which I've been meaning to read and this thread made me skim through it...
03-30-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,448
Posted By cbrstar

Same thing when super fast cyclists come up on...

Same thing when super fast cyclists come up on really slow cyclists traveling in the same direction. One pulls over and lets the other pass. Except on a Highway you will see them coming from miles...
03-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,470
Posted By cbrstar

Just throwing this out there. I'm not sure of the...

Just throwing this out there. I'm not sure of the brand but a gentleman in my town who was 350-400 pounds bought a electric bike. Just getting his body moving everyday with the help of the electric...
03-30-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,162
Posted By cbrstar

This is speculation but I also think with the...

This is speculation but I also think with the invention of threadless headsets. It's cheaper for bicycle manufacturers to move the headtube up instead of adding extra fork steer tube length and...
03-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By cbrstar

They already did Smoke & Dart Classic Folding MTB...

They already did Smoke & Dart Classic Folding MTB Tire panaracerusa (https://www.panaracerusa.com/products/smoke-dart-classic-folding-mtb-tires-1) :D

I borrowed these pics from the internet.......
03-30-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By cbrstar

If the handle bars are not pinched. Clean the...

If the handle bars are not pinched. Clean the contact area on both the handle bars and stem with some rough sand paper. It provides some extra grip.
03-30-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,706
Posted By cbrstar

I met a guy who used to assemble bikes for many...

I met a guy who used to assemble bikes for many department stores. The problem is that they get paid in piece work. I think he said that he got paid $3-$5 cdn per bike so just to make minimum wage...
03-29-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By cbrstar

Last year they came out with vintage style BMX...

Last year they came out with vintage style BMX tires which quickly sold out. They are missing from their new site! :cry:
03-29-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By cbrstar

I'm seeing quite a difference in saddle to...

I'm seeing quite a difference in saddle to handlebar height between the two. I think it's the riding position.
03-29-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,855
Posted By cbrstar

As a BMX'er.... I could be a bit wrong on...

As a BMX'er....

I could be a bit wrong on this. But with BMX in the first Olympics I believe Jason Richardson was peaking at 2,328 watts But I don't know how to work out the torque because I don't...
03-29-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,169
Posted By cbrstar

Maybe the old bike fits you better? But sometimes...

Maybe the old bike fits you better? But sometimes a heavier bike IMHO holds the road a little better in cross winds.
03-29-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,448
Posted By cbrstar

I've always felt like it should be legal for...

I've always felt like it should be legal for Cyclists to travel against the flow of traffic on a highway as long as they are on the shoulder. Because you can see if a vehicle is going to get a little...
03-28-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,448
Posted By cbrstar

A mirror from a Dually is what left my friend in...

A mirror from a Dually is what left my friend in a wheel chair and almost a vegetable. Wear a go pro and record your rides.
03-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,706
Posted By cbrstar

A big fundamental problem here is people don't...

A big fundamental problem here is people don't truly understand poverty. I collect and restore vintage bmx bikes and over the years I get modern ones that I like to donate to kids in need. When I see...
03-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,965
Posted By cbrstar

I'm in Edmonton and I haven't ran into that...

I'm in Edmonton and I haven't ran into that problem yet. I heard that there was going to be a rubber shortage this year. But MEC hasn't been well stocked on anything since they tried selling the...
03-25-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,706
Posted By cbrstar

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/690x451/bike_graveyard_6c6e29d776fb26ab60bec3a80961d8f12baf9a16.jpg
Yep those are scrap bikes.

China tried to create a bike share program....
03-25-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By cbrstar

Thanks for catching that I meant to say seat...

Thanks for catching that I meant to say seat post. It's just something to help the clamp hold onto and not slip.
03-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,126
Posted By cbrstar

What tools are at your disposal? A old Mechanic...

What tools are at your disposal? A old Mechanic trick is to mix ATF and Acetone. Shake it up and spray it on then let it sit. Adding a bit of heat can make it penetrate better.

There's a few...
Forum: BMX
03-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By cbrstar

That's a threaded headset and not thread-less. ...

That's a threaded headset and not thread-less.

Also if you read that thread you will see that trick doesn't always work.But it is a option if the OP wants to try it. The few bmx's that I have come...
03-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,706
Posted By cbrstar

Go to Holland or Japan and you will see the...

Go to Holland or Japan and you will see the ultimate utilitarian bicycles ever created.

...
03-24-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By cbrstar

It could be a few things but my guess is the...

It could be a few things but my guess is the chain is too tight. You need to loosen it a bit and maybe oil it.
Forum: BMX
03-23-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By cbrstar

There's actually 3 different sizes for 1" head...

There's actually 3 different sizes for 1" head sets.

1 in JIS 29.85 29.9mm Bore Diameter
1 in Pro 30.05 30.1mm
1 in BMX 32.6 32.7mm

A lot of Jr and Expert bikes (the kid bikes you...
Forum: BMX
03-21-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By cbrstar

I honestly don't know as there are various sizes....

I honestly don't know as there are various sizes. But 25.4mm is the most common and I would guess they would be using that size. Normally I'd direct you to their website but it seems to be down....
03-19-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By cbrstar

That looks great!! I'm guessing the stem didn't...

That looks great!! I'm guessing the stem didn't fit the fork? There's two sizes of BMX quill stems. Pre 1980 the fork tubing was thinner and the quill part of the stem was thicker and after that...
03-18-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By cbrstar

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent...

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent hand to eye coordination and manual dexterity can fix a bike and do a great job. But a Professional does it quickly and accurately the first time.

I...
03-17-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By cbrstar

You're right and I'm sure if I was fixing a bike...

You're right and I'm sure if I was fixing a bike for him that would be the best course of action. But I'm actually fixing up my own stuff as I have a large collection of vintage bikes. He just helps...
03-17-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By cbrstar

I'm far from a professional but I have a good...

I'm far from a professional but I have a good friend who owns a bike shop. Watching him over the years I'd say he does the basics in about 30 mins and for a full tune up he completes them in about 1...
03-17-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By cbrstar

I borrowed these pictures from the bmx museum. ...

I borrowed these pictures from the bmx museum.

...
03-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By cbrstar

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210218_180356_af42290d3a86fd1f05f2fce2414df221499ad96c.jpg
I was shipping a frame to a friend but I just wanted to post this pic so...
03-16-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 756
Posted By cbrstar

There's different rim technology's and you get...

There's different rim technology's and you get what you pay for so spending a little more is a good idea. Things to look for in a touring rim is if it is double wall? As cheap rims are usually...
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