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05-18-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 759
Posted By gthomson

Does having a heart monitor help in preventing...

Does having a heart monitor help in preventing problems with the heart? I've been thinking I should get one to start monitoring my heart rate as I have a history in my family with heart problems.
05-18-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By gthomson

I was in Makuri Islands today a well and that's...

I was in Makuri Islands today a well and that's where I rode with pace bot. Don't remember her name but she was D classification so probably 1.8? A bit slow for me but it was just a short ride on my...
05-18-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By gthomson

Wow, I just did my first ride with a pace bot and...

Wow, I just did my first ride with a pace bot and that was a lot of fun. Not sure why I took so long to try that out? old dog I guess. I have always liked the tour rides (Tour of Watopia, Tour of...
05-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 759
Posted By gthomson

Cycling in your 80's is a massive achievement,...

Cycling in your 80's is a massive achievement, huge KUDOs to you! I can only wish I will be doing the same.

On that topic, is there any good books on continuing to cycle as you age? I find there's...
05-17-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 759
Posted By gthomson

I concur with all of the above and will add: ...

I concur with all of the above and will add:

Hot young folks:

sorry, gotta look


Keeping up with the latest & greatest:

start riding vintage steel more and show everyone what classic...
05-17-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By gthomson

With the new addition to the garage not sure how...

With the new addition to the garage not sure how much biking you'll do this summer! :) How about a video of it on the road?
05-15-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

I wonder if it's one of RandyJawas? :)

I wonder if it's one of RandyJawas? :)
05-13-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

There's a ton of inventory in the GTA and the...

There's a ton of inventory in the GTA and the pricing is not bad. Not quite pre-covid prices but definitely better than 2020 prices. This bike looks like it's never been ridden.
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05-13-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

Wow, gone already? I've been looking at this bike...

Wow, gone already? I've been looking at this bike (not this specific one) recently as my next main ride, or something similar. Looked at a celeste green Bianchi frame of the same model which was...
05-12-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 596
Posted By gthomson

As soon as you google something for information...

As soon as you google something for information or to purchase those adds will start showing. Hell, you just have to talk to someone about bikes and any one of many devices will pick that up and...
05-11-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,173
Posted By gthomson

Vintage Japanese steel under cherry blossoms. ...

Vintage Japanese steel under cherry blossoms.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1460/cherry_blossom_6acf1ec545af59707b0ce3ceb727011861b53198.jpg
05-10-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By gthomson

LOL i can echo that sentiment when opening up...

LOL i can echo that sentiment when opening up Zwift and seeing NYC and Richmond. I be like, nooooooo! The others i can tolerate (Paris was fun like once, during the 2020 TDF) but never again. When...
05-10-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By gthomson

LOL will admit I had to look that word up, but...

LOL will admit I had to look that word up, but then I'm only in my fifties :) That sounds like a nice day and a great way to live. Work part time and enjoying bike rides and social interaction at...
05-09-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,257
Posted By gthomson

Very similar to what I just bought. Haven't got...

Very similar to what I just bought. Haven't got them installed but based on all the recommendations, they looked like a good choice.

ROCKBROS Mountain Bike Pedals Flat Bicycle MTB Pedals 9/16...
05-08-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

Umm, I am speechless. I think this would have to...

Umm, I am speechless. I think this would have to be a bodge.
05-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By gthomson

If you're more uptown, Toronto Bike Repair is...

If you're more uptown, Toronto Bike Repair is also a great place to take an old bike for repairs. Ange, the owner is like a guru of vintage bikes and has tons of old parts to help you out.
05-06-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By gthomson

It's nice to see these old nostalgic CDN retail...

It's nice to see these old nostalgic CDN retail store bikes still in operation, like this one, Baycrest bikes and the Simpson's brand bikes. I know they weren't high quality bikes but back in the...
05-03-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By gthomson

When did they the sale start? Sounds like a good...

When did they the sale start? Sounds like a good reason to upgrade if that was already planned.
05-03-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

It's a good market out there if you're looking...

It's a good market out there if you're looking for something to fix up. For those into French bikes, this is a great deal at $99!!!

UPDATE - listing was removed

1970's Gitane road bike...
05-01-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By gthomson

wow! my old man eyes would have never found that...

wow! my old man eyes would have never found that so thank you. I will turn on some serious LED lights and look for that hole.
05-01-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By gthomson

Tricky brake hood

i need to replace my rear brake cable and handle bar tape but trying to see how the brake handle comes off the handlebar seems to be a challenge. Looking down through the cable holder I don't see any...
04-28-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

That seems crazy high for 1990's mtn bike,...

That seems crazy high for 1990's mtn bike, despite the drop bars. I think I would be more inclined to put my money towards this bike which is selling for $500 in Hamilton. Were these good bikes and...
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By gthomson

Just scroll down through the list of topics and...

Just scroll down through the list of topics and there are a number of discussions about this. It's all based on budget, expectations, your environment, etc.... Some people will suggest going all out...
04-27-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By gthomson

I'm running on Windows 10 Enterprise on my...

I'm running on Windows 10 Enterprise on my ThinkPad. Here's what the new interface looks like when you sign in:
...
04-26-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By gthomson

Big Zwift Update

Wow, got the usual Zwift Update prompt before getting into my ride and didn't think it was much of a big deal but then opened up Zwift and shazam! big interface changes. What do people think of the...
04-25-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By gthomson

I am going to take note because I used to carry a...

I am going to take note because I used to carry a saddle bag with tubes, CO2 cartridge, tire levers and then stuff whatever else I could get into it but got lazy and thought it looked dorky on my...
04-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By gthomson

Wowza, that is pretty! Would that have been an...

Wowza, that is pretty! Would that have been an original colour on the bike for the era? I have a 1971 Gitane that I want to eventually paint and wondering what would look good?
04-25-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By gthomson

I think the forum needs to get the WOW emoji for...

I think the forum needs to get the WOW emoji for some of these pictures and stories instead of just a like. I didn't know breaking cranks or pedals was somewhat common!

rumrunn6, that must...
04-24-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By gthomson

Yup, and hopefully better than today. The work...

Yup, and hopefully better than today. The work week will take precedent so the bike woes will have to wait until next weekend but yes, got lucky that the broken pedal didn't cause an accident. I had...
04-24-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By gthomson

And we escape from the dangerous roads to the...

And we escape from the dangerous roads to the trails where it's safer but not sure about the trail you were on! :)
04-24-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By gthomson

Maybe not every ride is a good ride

Go ahead and grab yourself a nice cheese and please forgive me for I'm about to start whining. Today was supposed to be a good day because I was due for a little "me" time to start doing some work on...
04-24-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

That is a good deal for the stump jumpers. Great...

That is a good deal for the stump jumpers. Great foundation for a nice drop bar conversion but for big people!
04-21-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,309
Posted By gthomson

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it...

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it does look FREAKIN awesome. When you can take an old bike and make it look better than anything currently available - KA-BAM!!!

Would like to do this...
04-20-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By gthomson

A cracked hub? how the heck did that happen? ...

A cracked hub? how the heck did that happen?

To the OP experience, I feel for ya getting all excited to get on a spring ride on a chilly but nice looking day and then running into problems. Seems...
04-17-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By gthomson

Aw man, that kind of stuff would make me pretty...

Aw man, that kind of stuff would make me pretty mad.
04-17-22, 08:03 AM
04-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,199
Posted By gthomson

yeah have done this too. It starts to become this...

yeah have done this too. It starts to become this really bad rabbit hole of making the wheel worse and worse with each twist! ha ha
04-14-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By gthomson

Dodging the pot holes

So I've started to get outside and do some more riding now that winter appears to have moved on ( fingers crossed so as to not jinx it) but noticed the conditions of the roads are terrible. Not sure...
04-14-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,647
Posted By gthomson

On the subject of Mafac Racers, what's the...

On the subject of Mafac Racers, what's the solution for replacing the brake pads? Are there specific pads you would buy or can you get mountain bike brake pads that would work?
04-11-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

I'm guessing that was what happened at those...

I'm guessing that was what happened at those prices. Someone came in a bought them all. Speaking of good prices, found this one earlier today which I can't imagine will last long at this price....
04-10-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

Another missed opportunity. I had written Kijiji...

Another missed opportunity. I had written Kijiji off a few years back when I discovered FB marketplace because I found the adds were outdated, over priced and not as good a system as FB but have gone...
04-09-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By gthomson

I have to agree with most of the above and the OP...

I have to agree with most of the above and the OP that any ride is a good ride. I'm a bit younger and still work full time so weekday rides have to be short before or after work, then go for a longer...
04-09-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,199
Posted By gthomson

This post is timely! Needed to replace the gears...

This post is timely! Needed to replace the gears on my 1999 Peugeot mtn. bike and hummed and hawed whether it was a freewheel or cassette. Asked advice on the forums, but still couldn't figure it out...
04-09-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By gthomson

Wow I think I need to move to Wisconsin! that...

Wow I think I need to move to Wisconsin! that would list for like $800 in my area.
04-08-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,466
Posted By gthomson

That is a very nice big boy bike and well priced....

That is a very nice big boy bike and well priced. I wonder if Cam from My Little Bike Shop will pick that one up.
04-08-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,874
Posted By gthomson

Stunning, really like that design scheme on those...

Stunning, really like that design scheme on those Peugeot bikes, regardless of colour. I have a similar bike in red which needs to be re-furbished. if you have any tips i would be interested in...
04-08-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By gthomson

Heal well my friend and hope you get back on the...

Heal well my friend and hope you get back on the road soon. Zwift is great for emulating cycling when we can't do the real thing.
04-07-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By gthomson

I've been Zwifting since 2017 mostly in the...

I've been Zwifting since 2017 mostly in the winter months but keep my subscription running 12 months for rainy days or when it's stinking hot. At one point I had tried to set up a box store vintage...
04-05-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By gthomson

If the left is marked as a triple, would they...

If the left is marked as a triple, would they work on a mountain bike set up with a standard 3X7 group set? I'm thinking for a drop bar conversion but then keeping the original group set on the mtn....
04-02-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By gthomson

This road wrist ID that keeps getting mentioned...

This road wrist ID that keeps getting mentioned above, is this something provided through insurance or medical services? I think I need to change my practice of not carrying any ID when I ride which...
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