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Forum: Framebuilders
10-19-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi TG, thanks very much for that tip - literally!...

Hi TG, thanks very much for that tip - literally! I think that will come in real handy come fabrication time. The hole size is important. Don't you just hate when the hole on a rack is tiny and the...
10-13-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By prairiepedaler

Wearing out a tire is like a badge of honour -...

Wearing out a tire is like a badge of honour - especially for a front one! I think I may have underestimated the amount of travel time on these tires. Probably more in line with 1k per year, riding...
10-10-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By prairiepedaler

Wouldn't you know it, after just installing the...

Wouldn't you know it, after just installing the new Marathon + on the rear I get a flat! As you can see, it really isn't the tires' fault. A shard of sharp, right angled metal entered into the...
10-08-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think some say a 38 with fenders, anything past...

I think some say a 38 with fenders, anything past that width and fenders wouldn't work. Overall max tire size is something I couldn't say. Others will chime in I'm sure
10-08-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By prairiepedaler

Yes indeed, Schwalbe got the Marathon Plus right...

Yes indeed, Schwalbe got the Marathon Plus right (unlike their Winter Tire (https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/1165104-review-schwalbe-winter-spike-k-guard-tires.html) ). I don't know how much...
10-07-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By prairiepedaler

BTW, I noticed that the Nuvinci hub axles are...

BTW, I noticed that the Nuvinci hub axles are also shaved parallel on opposite sides, like the Sturmey.
10-06-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin...

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin 5000watt motors perhaps?
09-24-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By prairiepedaler

Street Hauler in London

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/eeqffuexoaiy1at_2e437234de8483ba233262fa02aa375015f67507.jpg
09-22-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sorry about that Andy... I only had a poor...

Sorry about that Andy... I only had a poor picture to go on when I started the thread and had to make some kind of decision whether or not to bother picking it up based on the potential for...
09-21-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello Bob and Andy... thank you for the input on...

Hello Bob and Andy... thank you for the input on the matter. I have the wheel at home now and upon closer inspection this hub uses press fit replaceable bearings. Hmmm. Possibilities may have just...
09-19-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By prairiepedaler

Fitting a 14mm axle to 10mm Dropout

I had thought about using a heavy duty wheel off a cargo bike but the axle thickness is 14mm in dia. I doubt cones exist which will accept a 10mm axle yet still mate to the races. Therefore, I was...
09-17-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By prairiepedaler

Salsa Extra Wide canti hanger

These (https://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-repair-tech-info/featured-tech-articles/84-wide-hanger-canti-setup) are kind of old it seems but I'd like to try a set. Problem Solvers makes some but a pair...
09-16-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,714
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ride a BRC Explorer and have for about 6 years,...

I ride a BRC Explorer and have for about 6 years, even in a Winnipeg Winter. It's the go-to packmule bike and receives the most use. Has a healthy wheelbase with long stays. Probably was sort of mid...
09-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,720
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, I have the Elkhorn model. I don't see that...

Hi, I have the Elkhorn model. I don't see that many differences between the Butte and the Elkhorn except for better factory parts on the Butte. The Butte uses a uni-crown fork and the Elk a brazed...
09-11-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,757
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hey, nice old tourer frame you've got there....

Hey, nice old tourer frame you've got there. Didn't know Maruishi made one.
09-02-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,048
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, the link I'd posted further back in the...

Hi, the link I'd posted further back in the thread won't work but this one does:

https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/two-bikes-for-sale_34573431#map
08-31-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,048
Posted By prairiepedaler

Too small for me (and 2500kms away) ...

Too small for me (and 2500kms away)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/561211-ebay-craigslist-finds-you-looking-one-these-part-ii-2076.html#post21101705
08-31-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 52,482
Views: 7,088,397
Posted By prairiepedaler

*Alert* Miyata 1000 - c$200

Ding Ding Ding.

For those in B.C., take the ferry across to Victoria and buy yourself a Miyata 1000 for $200 in Canadian money (USD$150)
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08-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,926
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
08-27-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,817
Posted By prairiepedaler

You mean you don't know for sure what bikes you...

You mean you don't know for sure what bikes you have? Especially a nifty one like that? Uh oh... too many bikes in the coop, methinks
08-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,817
Posted By prairiepedaler

Build quality of Taiwanese Miyatas

I posed this question in another thread but it received no traction so I thought perhaps I could ask here amongst Miyata buffs. When Miyata moved a portion of their production over to Taiwan in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,954
Posted By prairiepedaler

“The West has uniquely been able to create...

“The West has uniquely been able to create high-trust societies, a feature that is strongly related to Western individualism where reputation rather than kinship is important. So it's interesting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,017
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...
08-21-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By prairiepedaler

I haven't tried Fluid Film but I like to use Rust...

I haven't tried Fluid Film but I like to use Rust Check. It's a "creeping" oil that wicks into crevasses / folds.
08-20-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,048
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ah.... the Rockies by bike. The great Canadian...

Ah.... the Rockies by bike. The great Canadian experience
08-19-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52,482
Views: 7,088,397
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm, close enough to my size too... I could ride...

Hmmm, close enough to my size too... I could ride that.
08-19-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52,482
Views: 7,088,397
Posted By prairiepedaler

Garage Queen Nishiki Continental

Nishiki Continental - $275

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1454404589&siteLocale=en_CA

Any time someone still has the catalogue that came with their bike indicates a good sign.
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08-18-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By prairiepedaler

Build Quality of Miyata Taiwanese Made Bikes

Hello, Miyatas' early 90's offerings began to be made in Taiwan from what I gather, rather than previously made in Japan. Did the baton get properly passed along in terms of continuance of build &...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

BTW, I just noticed this thread on a snapped...

BTW, I just noticed this thread on a snapped dropout; https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180562-snap-there-goes-old-trek.html

I presume that without abuse those Ritchey's should not...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hey, that's good thinking JT. I hadn't seen those...

Hey, that's good thinking JT. I hadn't seen those little eyelets before (just the barrel type). You know, it would be fun to choose a frame that has potential and that requires a repaint, then braze...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ti-Hab, that's a mighty fine offer of you! Let me...

Ti-Hab, that's a mighty fine offer of you! Let me know more about these dropouts.
08-08-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By prairiepedaler

I wanted to go and try this bike out, to buy and...

I wanted to go and try this bike out, to buy and use, but it has fallen prey to yet another flipper. 36 hours after being first advertised (for $100), here it is for $350. It might have been a little...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

Thanks for the input Andy. For whatever reason...

Thanks for the input Andy. For whatever reason Ritchey (or Ceeway) refers to these things (pictured/circled) as extra strong. I think I'll write ceeway and ask. It would be nice if they had double...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ness; CEEWAY... that's them! I couldn't find...

Ness; CEEWAY... that's them! I couldn't find those with any search engine. Thanks a bunch
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By prairiepedaler

Source for Ritchey Extra Strong Rear Dropouts

Years ago I recall seeing a Ritchey rear dropout that had an extra strength design to it and was referred to as such on the frame parts website. Anyone familiar with these dropouts? I can't find them...
08-04-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,926
Posted By prairiepedaler

I like hearing about "default keepers" when...

I like hearing about "default keepers" when talking with other riders who lock up at the grocery store etc. They relay that they've had the same bike for 40+ years and they've ridden who knows how...
08-03-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,926
Posted By prairiepedaler

I haven't found a keeper yet but I do want to. I...

I haven't found a keeper yet but I do want to. I think I've narrowed it down. It is time and energy consuming to locate, buy, personalize and get to know a bike through use... And, then to get rid of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,798
Posted By prairiepedaler

Some really good bikes can be had for $100! (Not...

Some really good bikes can be had for $100! (Not new ones of course). I use the 50 bike reference to illustrate value compared to the stainless frame. I'd prefer to own and ride 3 or 5 different...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,798
Posted By prairiepedaler

I can think of many other things I'd do with...

I can think of many other things I'd do with c$5200 (like buy 50, $100 dollar bikes for example) over buying any bike. I only found out about torelli yesterday. I'd spend up to $3500 on a custom...
08-02-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By prairiepedaler

It's just a case of gotta work with what ya got.

It's just a case of gotta work with what ya got.
08-02-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ah yes, thank you...

Ah yes, thank you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,798
Posted By prairiepedaler

Torelli Stainless Columbus Frame - $4k

Worth the coin?

http://torelli.com/shop/il-30/
07-29-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52,482
Views: 7,088,397
Posted By prairiepedaler

Similar sort of bike here for c$60 ; ...

Similar sort of bike here for c$60 ; https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/winnipeg/10-speed-bike/1450004472?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
...
07-27-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By prairiepedaler

Shimano 600 Arab Rear Derailleur Plastic Parts

The old Shimano 600 rear derailleur (decorative engraving style) used a couple of plastic parts on it; some knurled washers on the rotational pivot points and a small finishing plate for the limiter...
07-27-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By prairiepedaler

I was mistaken about the hubs; they are...

I was mistaken about the hubs; they are apparently mfg for the company who produces the Formula brand of hubs, among others.
07-27-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52,482
Views: 7,088,397
Posted By prairiepedaler

Tickle Me Olmo - c$400

Local getting his flip on. Not a bad price I'd say. Also has a Concorde for sale, same price.
...
07-25-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,620
Posted By prairiepedaler

"Is hiring locksmith a better option for you...

"Is hiring locksmith a better option for you according to me it's not."I don't understand that at all. I couldn't do the keywork myself.
07-25-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By prairiepedaler

Rocky Mountain Cyclery Wheels

Hi, has anyone any experience with Rocky Mountain Cyclery's wheelsets? They built up and offered a bunch, apparently built by hand, and offered various configurations using velocity dyad rims. They...
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By prairiepedaler

Yes, they did make a mountain bike too. Used a...

Yes, they did make a mountain bike too. Used a Manitou fork, Deore DX all around.
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