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09-24-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By prairiepedaler

I sometimes support bike co-ops, and sometimes...

I sometimes support bike co-ops, and sometimes not. I think their primary purpose is the obvious; providing bikes, bike parts, tools for use, promotion of bike use. That's fine and good. Yet,...
09-23-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,726
Posted By prairiepedaler

Norco made a Sekine? Some interesting names there...

Norco made a Sekine? Some interesting names there which don't (haven't yet here locally) show up often. C'mon! They made a Ptarmigan???!
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,250
Posted By prairiepedaler

Always use cash, always

Always take cash with you.
09-20-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sorry, should have been more specific with the...

Sorry, should have been more specific with the bike and rim requirement. The intended find is a rim brake type, double walled, non-fat bike, 36 spokes. It's going on an old steel frame hardtail...
09-20-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 64,108
Views: 9,900,345
Posted By prairiepedaler

Nice Old Raleigh

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1827x1436/opera_snapshot_2021_09_20_105704_www_kijiji_ca_92f466185f2d0f9018ace4a41142bd9176a5e5c3.png


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09-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By prairiepedaler

The widest 26" rim available

Hello, please share your knowledge on the existence of wide rims in a 26"er. The widest I'm familiar with is the old Araya RM-25. These wider rims are intended for use on a set of winter bike wheels....
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Mike, what tickles your fancy about 'em?

Hi Mike, what tickles your fancy about 'em?
09-11-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,579
Posted By prairiepedaler

If I could bag a set of 365 economically I'd go...

If I could bag a set of 365 economically I'd go for it and see how they work out, Not an inexpensive tire either, but a little less as compared to the Conti Contact. I'd pay the extra if it came down...
09-09-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By prairiepedaler

Anyone care to try these Pirellis?

https://bikerumor.com/2020/11/13/pirelli-cycl-e-winter-wt-is-a-purpose-built-commuter-e-bike-tire-for-cold-weather/

These are apparently made for "winter" use. Just where that winter occurs on...
09-08-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,579
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello 2i, if I obtain a set of Contis...

Hello 2i, if I obtain a set of Contis economically I will certainly put them them to the test. There is some feedback on the Schwalbe 365 here;
...
09-07-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,579
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi 2i, if I really really needed those Contis I...

Hi 2i, if I really really needed those Contis I may consider going to the bank for a loan to get them. As it stands, I have the studded contis and the nokians. I can always run the half studded tires...
09-05-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,579
Posted By prairiepedaler

I ride 26"ers for the winter. In the past I would...

I ride 26"ers for the winter. In the past I would use a Schwalbe Winter tire (not recommended for the rear - I've reviewed this tire on another thread), the Continental Spike Claw in full and half...
08-30-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By prairiepedaler

Very reasonable pricing there, SD! If closer, I'd...

Very reasonable pricing there, SD! If closer, I'd have made the journey (but, you're in another country after all).
08-25-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64,108
Views: 9,900,345
Posted By prairiepedaler

Holy spit! Look at the room behind that seat...

Holy spit! Look at the room behind that seat tube. You could fit Herve Villachaise in there.
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,473
Posted By prairiepedaler

Not yet, but I'm working on it.

Not yet, but I'm working on it.
08-22-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By prairiepedaler

A Visit to Johns Vintage Road Bike Garage

Anyone see this guys' yt channel before? I'd like to see it, enjoy what is there, chat it up, discuss bike history, have some laughs, then leave and go home to a place where I have none of that...
08-21-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By prairiepedaler

HI, I use the Schwalbe Marathon / Marathon Plus...

HI, I use the Schwalbe Marathon / Marathon Plus combo in front / rear configuration. You might want to try just the Marathons and see how you like them. They have low rolling resistance. Tough to get...
08-21-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By prairiepedaler

It is a real shame to see that. I can't begin to...

It is a real shame to see that. I can't begin to imagine the damage the truck driver would have caused if he didn't have a drivers license.
08-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, I didn't bag this unit and hadn't intended...

Hi, I didn't bag this unit and hadn't intended to. This was a post intended to archive for anyone's future reference.
08-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 222,536
Posted By prairiepedaler

Okay, okay. I get it already! :p I'll look...

Okay, okay. I get it already! :p

I'll look for one.
Forum: Touring
08-21-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,473
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'll never be able to travel to the USA again...

I'll never be able to travel to the USA again unfortunately. Any air travel will also have to completely avoid the USA as well (i.e. no layovers) and hopefully not have to even fly over it. Too...
08-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,369
Posted By prairiepedaler

I found this skit highly amusing - ...

I found this skit highly amusing -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg
08-15-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,369
Posted By prairiepedaler

RiceAWay Many of those who are on the...

RiceAWay

Many of those who are on the classifieds (and other sites) are bored and lonely cell phone addicts; classified ads are a big opportunity to interact with a non-AI persona. They need an...
08-15-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,176
Posted By prairiepedaler

Michelin Star Grip in a 26"

I'd like to try these tires out in the winter but it appears they only make them in a size other than 26". https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/michelin-star-grip-700c-winter-tire

If any...
08-15-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By prairiepedaler

Local Flipper offers Aleira Road Bike

Aleira? I hadn't heard of that one. Sounds like a Portuguese last name. Posted for posterity.

Ad copy: " STORED INDOORS. 27" Wheels. As seen in pictures. North Kildonan Area. IF INTERESTED COULD...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,473
Posted By prairiepedaler

To answer your question; can't say for sure. But,...

To answer your question; can't say for sure. But, you don't want to come up here.
08-05-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By prairiepedaler

Cargo Bikes Beat Vans for Deliveries

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/05/cargo-bikes-deliver-faster-and-cleaner-than-vans-study-finds
08-02-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, thank you for your input on these types of...

Ok, thank you for your input on these types of hubs. Some are way out of my price range for sure. I think Formula made some too. Will keep looking around and if I source any more I'll add to the body...
08-02-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,772
Posted By prairiepedaler

'Nuff with the sarcasm and help me with my...

'Nuff with the sarcasm and help me with my hydrogarlic breaks. Yippee - this took 30 only seconds!
07-29-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By prairiepedaler

40 Hole Rear Hubs

I have a 26" NOS rim here which is drilled for 40h @ 135mm OLD. I have found that Origin8 and Velocity make a 40h hub which would be suitable for a 26" rear wheel. I ask other riders for input on any...
07-27-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Berge, welcome aboard Bike Forums. You...

Hi Berge, welcome aboard Bike Forums.

You may want to read this thread >

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1234869-they-spelled-b-r-k-e-s.html
07-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 222,536
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ah ok... thank y'all for the input on which MT...

Ah ok... thank y'all for the input on which MT direction to take. Doubtful one will show up for a while, let alone in the proper size. Model 750 and up is the way to go then if anything. I like the...
07-22-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 222,536
Posted By prairiepedaler

Which 'Tracks are worth pursuing?

I like the Multi-track, and other old hybrids like it. Now they're called "fitness bikes", am I right?

If I decide to bag a Multi-track, which model would be the one to go with? Usually, a 23-24"...
07-19-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,772
Posted By prairiepedaler

Out of curiosity, does a "smart" phone...

Out of curiosity, does a "smart" phone autocorrect spelling for the user when they are chimping a text together to default output 'breaks' rather than brakes?

Thanks,
Break Leavers to Beever
07-17-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,267
Posted By prairiepedaler

The Top of the Line thread

Many bikes have been offered to consumers over the years, but some were the best of the best for a given year and manufacturer. I've never had a top of the line bike, but if you have one then post it...
07-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,772
Posted By prairiepedaler

07-17-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By prairiepedaler

Slightly unusual Maruishi Vista

I was at a local bike Coop recently and saw this Maruishi Vista hanging up. The photo is not of the bike here locally, but it is same model, frame style and paint job. Quick glance at the handlebar...
07-16-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By prairiepedaler

Tasty fish!

Tasty fish!
07-14-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi, I could be wrong about the letter prefixing...

Hi, I could be wrong about the letter prefixing the numbers because it is so difficult to make out what's there. The seatpost is a 25.4 I think. Whatever is in there right now is tight and it even...
07-13-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi T-Mar, from what I understand the Motobecane...

Hi T-Mar, from what I understand the Motobecane serial number system is a touch bonkers. The serial on this bike is on a seriously faded sticker mounted to a chainstay. This is what I could decipher:...
07-12-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By prairiepedaler

Am I seeing a Mirage?

... Sport Model, or just Mirage. I see no indication of remnants of another label other than "Mirage" on the top tube. Mirage owners with a similar bike I'd like to hear from you. This model is an 83...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,773
Posted By prairiepedaler

Read an interesting article recently, which was...

Read an interesting article recently, which was referenced by another;

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-10/blackrock-plans-to-push-companies-on-racial-diversity-in-2021
...
07-09-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,693
Posted By prairiepedaler

Here it is, in the condition I found it. I guess...

Here it is, in the condition I found it. I guess this means it's time to update the bike list in the user profile? The Hubs are Maillard from what I can tell. This bike appears to be largely...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By prairiepedaler

I've thought about that too but have never tried...

I've thought about that too but have never tried it. Some say a touring frame is too heavy and stiff for their commute. A guy I know got rid of his MEC National for that reason.
07-06-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,693
Posted By prairiepedaler

and @johnnyace...

and @johnnyace (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/johnnyace-447897.html)

Thanks for the input on the tire sizes. I decided to try this old bike out for fun. Looks to be complete and original. Ok...
Forum: Foo
07-06-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,773
Posted By prairiepedaler

Who Owns What - Behind the Brands we buy

I've always found it interesting how many subsidiaries a company might have. The accompanying graphic illustrates how so much of what we buy as consumers is produced by the same few companies under...
07-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,690
Posted By prairiepedaler

At least one did. Thanks. I was originally...

At least one did. Thanks.

I was originally going with the "Wicked Woke of the West" but that would've been a stretch.
07-01-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,693
Posted By prairiepedaler

Is this true generally, or just for specific...

Is this true generally, or just for specific makes/models/years?
07-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,693
Posted By prairiepedaler

I have an opportunity to buy an old Motobecane...

I have an opportunity to buy an old Motobecane road bike in approximately a useful size. It has a separate derailleur hanger on it. I think I'll pass as I'd like to obtain something younger but...
07-01-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,690
Posted By prairiepedaler

The Woke which Spoked.

The Woke which Spoked.
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