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11-18-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,765
Posted By gthomson

If the Fat Chance was my size I would grab that...

If the Fat Chance was my size I would grab that in a heart beat!
11-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,812
Posted By gthomson

Does anyone know of a good article, video or book...

Does anyone know of a good article, video or book that covers the history of the mountain bike, covering its origins, design and engineering thoughts and then up to the boom in the 90's when its...
11-17-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By gthomson

I admire the riders like classtime above that...

I admire the riders like classtime above that just roll with it when the season changes - put on more bike lights and clothes and get out and ride. I did try winter riding a few years back when COVID...
11-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By gthomson

LOL well there's 2-4 minutes I'll never get back...

LOL well there's 2-4 minutes I'll never get back again. :)
11-16-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,812
Posted By gthomson

Can't remember if I already posted to this thread...

Can't remember if I already posted to this thread but I would probably never find it if I did! :) Regardless, made a few updates since I picked this up during the first year of COVID. Was in amazing...
11-16-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By gthomson

There's truth to that and though these traditions...

There's truth to that and though these traditions that have gone on for centuries, our current celebrations include loads of lights covering our houses, our buildings and trees to brighten up an...
11-15-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By gthomson

Who Turned out the Lights?

Just going on week 2 since the clocks went back to EST and the evenings are dark as pitch by the time you leave your desk and head for the door. Add in some cold, wet weather and all those months I...
11-15-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By gthomson

Can't really tell by looking at it so I'll defer...

Can't really tell by looking at it so I'll defer to the experts above but what about the weight? I have a small selection of steel bikes and none of them are grail worthy but the lowest quality bike...
11-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,120
Posted By gthomson

I like it, straight off the bike and into the...

I like it, straight off the bike and into the shower. Save some time! ha ha

Not sure my wife would agree with that though :)
10-31-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By gthomson

Maybe because I'm just looking at my 22" computer...

Maybe because I'm just looking at my 22" computer screen, I don't really pay attention to all those details but I do pay attention to the puddle of sweat below the mat so I know I'm getting something...
10-31-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By gthomson

Wow, some of these are next level, amazing! I...

Wow, some of these are next level, amazing! I know there are some places in the US that really take Halloween seriously. Where do you think is the best place for Halloween town in the US?
10-31-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By gthomson

Great advice and I will go with the cleaning it...

Great advice and I will go with the cleaning it out using a de greaser and then let it properly dry before testing again. Now I assume I need to apply some new grease after this? I'm guessing a...
10-29-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By gthomson

And this answers my next question as to what...

And this answers my next question as to what lubricant to use so perfect. I should add that it will shift but sometimes you have to coax it. The original click won't work so then I gently push in the...
10-28-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By gthomson

Sticky Shifter

Hoping someone can recommend an easy fix for a 1990' Shimano 3X7 Altus thumb shifter I have that shifts down into the smaller cogs easily but then catches a little as I shift back up into the bigger...
10-28-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By gthomson

How does it ride with that stem and bars? I would...

How does it ride with that stem and bars? I would that that would be way more comfortable then being stretched out over the top tube like most 90's mountain bikes are. Really nice find.
10-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By gthomson

Show your spooky rides

I can't believe I'm the first guy to start this thread but is anyone riding around seeing some fun Halloween spirit? I've really wanted to ride up to this house a little north to me that always puts...
10-24-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By gthomson

A great find indeed, enjoy it. Last year someone...

A great find indeed, enjoy it. Last year someone near me was selling the same frame and in mint condition which he picked up at a bike show years ago and just held onto it. I was really excited about...
10-23-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By gthomson

I've never noticed the police cars but I agree...

I've never noticed the police cars but I agree about the rain or bad weather. A while back, I threw out that question to the forum asking why they bother with this and someone's response, was...
10-20-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By gthomson

Bike lights?

Is it just me or did anyone else notice/experience no lights on their Zwift bike when riding? I was on a ride last night and the weather turned and it became very dark and cloudy with some heavy rain...
10-20-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,120
Posted By gthomson

Is there still any cadence in setting up a bike...

Is there still any cadence in setting up a bike forums C&V Zwift group ride as mentioned way above? I get best inspired riding in the group rides or races then just riding by myself or doing the...
10-20-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,145
Posted By gthomson

A hot topic for sure and I guess the industry...

A hot topic for sure and I guess the industry would say you need to get a professional bike sizing to get the best fit, or at least that's what I keep seeing in videos. I think it makes sense to get...
10-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,056
Posted By gthomson

I heard there's a large back order on the product...

I heard there's a large back order on the product and now with Wahoo suing them for the patent, let's see what happens. I'm very tempted to buy one as well to replace my Tacx Vortex, which is fine...
10-11-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,602
Posted By gthomson

Where is this? fantastic!

Where is this? fantastic!
10-06-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 853,027
Posted By gthomson

I second this notion, and definitely ready for...

I second this notion, and definitely ready for something like this. I scroll through hundreds of images of bikes like this in Pinterest daily and keeping building up list of things I want for a 90's...
10-05-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,764
Posted By gthomson

Thanks for posting non-fixie, your pictures and...

Thanks for posting non-fixie, your pictures and captions paint a great story of what it was really like instead of the site's gallery of wonderful faces and moments in time. I like your version...
10-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,764
Posted By gthomson

I was hoping someone would post about this year's...

I was hoping someone would post about this year's event. I saw a pic. under #gcninspiration and was hoping to see more. Hope the weather turned around for you all. Please post more pics of bikes!!!
10-03-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By gthomson

I saw that add and thought the same. Bikes with a...

I saw that add and thought the same. Bikes with a frozen seat post should almost be freebies unless it's something really worth spending the time getting it out. That bike is not.
09-30-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,160
Posted By gthomson

All super nice bikes but I really like that Fuji....

All super nice bikes but I really like that Fuji. What size tires do you have on that bike?
09-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By gthomson

Ah, ok that makes sense now. Zwift kept...

Ah, ok that makes sense now. Zwift kept indicating "more power"!!! ha ha but I was ignoring it because I didn't want to fly off from the group but I was looking at the wattage of the other riders and...
09-26-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By gthomson

Zwift Academy Group rides

Although I'm not usually a fan of the Zwift structured workout plan I always enjoy group rides and since they've now combined them as a scheduled event, I've been jumping on them when it suits my...
09-22-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By gthomson

Zwift doesn't really care what kind of bike you...

Zwift doesn't really care what kind of bike you ride as it calculates your power based on how fast your pedaling but this probably would vary based on whether you are using a smart wheel on/wheel off...
09-21-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By gthomson

Welcome to the board and agree with you 100%. I...

Welcome to the board and agree with you 100%. I know we already have a forum for C&V bikes but I usually post here because the members are all C&V and they get it.

I know I shouldn't make a...
09-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By gthomson

Well the Renault team wouldn't ride Peugeot bikes...

Well the Renault team wouldn't ride Peugeot bikes now would they! :) When I google Renault bicycle, most of the content is about a small folding bike made in China.

I wonder if it's steel or...
09-20-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By gthomson

Renault Bikes

I saw this posted on FB market and have never seen one of these or even knew they made bikes. Could make a nice little light gravel/trail rider, maybe add some drop bars and brifters? Just wondering...
09-16-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

Very nice Brent, what size tires do you have on...

Very nice Brent, what size tires do you have on the Motobecane? i think it's great to re-purpose an older bike to something new.
09-16-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

This bike looks like it would be great for a tall...

This bike looks like it would be great for a tall rider like yourself and really has all that a gravel bike would have with the option of suspension. Very nice!
09-15-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

The UO 14 is one I baby a bit as I've had it for...

The UO 14 is one I baby a bit as I've had it for years and I'm afraid that it's getting frail with age but I do have a few other steel bikes that I could convert. They all are set up for road though...
09-15-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

That's a nice looking bike, might consider that....

That's a nice looking bike, might consider that. One of my rides is a Cannondale CAAD 8 which I really like. Fits me great and super comfortable to ride.
09-14-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

I still think a C&V bike looks nicest and if I...

I still think a C&V bike looks nicest and if I was to choose by looks alone, it would be be something like these rides below (not mine) but I know they aren't necessarily the most comfortable or...
09-14-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By gthomson

Which bike to choose?

After looking at RB1-lvr's post about his new Trek 520 I think I'm at a cross road in my life to change the cycling path (figuratively and literally!) I've been on for so many years which has been...
09-05-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,590
Posted By gthomson

I guess it might be compared to the S/Os shoe...

I guess it might be compared to the S/Os shoe collections?
09-04-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By gthomson

Hey prairiepedlar, funny that's a nick name...

Hey prairiepedlar, funny that's a nick name people call me. The bikes that fit me best are my 56 cm or 22 " which the Sakai is. I'm about 5'11" but for some reason this bike feels taller than that. I...
09-04-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By gthomson

Congratulations on retiring and won't deny saying...

Congratulations on retiring and won't deny saying I'm not jealous. I have a few years to go before I can comfortably retire but sure see the light at the end of the tunnel. Some days I think screw...
09-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By gthomson

Wow, three very nice bikes! Don't think I have...

Wow, three very nice bikes! Don't think I have anything to match them for a trade.
09-04-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By gthomson

I'm in the greater Toronto area as I know several...

I'm in the greater Toronto area as I know several other forum members are as well. jfouelette, you are a lot closer to me than randyjawa that's for sure. :) There's always meeting half way.
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09-04-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By gthomson

Is there a Canadian version of the frame don't fit?

Wondering if there was ever a post for those living up north of the 49th parallel or even our bordering neighbours to talk bike swaps or sales? I have a bike or 2 I might be interested in trading if...
08-29-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 20,872
Posted By gthomson

If that price is legit it is a steal of a deal!

If that price is legit it is a steal of a deal!
08-24-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,602
Posted By gthomson

Careful he doesn't try and gobble down that...

Careful he doesn't try and gobble down that beautiful Mercx! :)
08-23-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,602
Posted By gthomson

Vacationing up in Georgian Bay last week and took...

Vacationing up in Georgian Bay last week and took the 90's mountain bike with me to hit some nice gravel roads which would end with a nice little beach or an amazing sunset set over the lake. No...
08-23-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,602
Posted By gthomson

Great little beach town to visit in the summer. I...

Great little beach town to visit in the summer. I have some friends that ride there on their weekend rides from Halton area. Will have to try that ride some time.
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