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10-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
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: 336
Views: 19,217
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: 165,391
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: 290
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: 290
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: 229
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: 7
Views: 260
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: 7
Views: 260
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: 7
Views: 260
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: 402
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: 402
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: 402
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: 402
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: 402
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: 402
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: 6,426
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: 204
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: 514
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: 204
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: 204
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: 204
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: 336
Views: 19,217
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: 4,639
Views: 718,601
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: 4,639
Views: 718,601
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: 4,639
Views: 718,601
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.
08-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By gthomson

I almost always ride alone so can't say I can...

I almost always ride alone so can't say I can share the experience but maybe he/she is just having troubles multi tasking? I've noticed this is something I'm struggling with as I get older especially...
08-22-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By gthomson

I'm sure there's more nutritional science to it...

I'm sure there's more nutritional science to it all as stated above to ensure the body gets the right nutrients to replenish after a long ride but I have to concur with the OP that Gatorade can do...
08-02-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,601
Posted By gthomson

Bike ride in Niagara area and visit to some...

Bike ride in Niagara area and visit to some wineries :)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x864/bike_wine_95ec76716f3679395b25c7e84017b9848383bf3c.jpg
08-02-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By gthomson

Looks fantastic and should stand out way more...

Looks fantastic and should stand out way more than these modern colourless bikes most people ride these days.
07-28-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,313,407
Posted By gthomson

Why do some mountain bikes have a massive...

Why do some mountain bikes have a massive clearance in the front fork and others are much tighter, like the one duo route has posted above? I get those tires are pretty large so that fills up a lot...
07-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By gthomson

wow, looking great so far and love that colour...

wow, looking great so far and love that colour scheme. When can I bring over the frame that I need to have restored? :)
07-27-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,313,407
Posted By gthomson

Very nice setup, looks like a great...

Very nice setup, looks like a great touring/adventure bike or city commuter. Assuming you installed the 3x7 brifters replacing the original trigger shifters the bike came with? If so, how did that...
07-26-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By gthomson

Oh that's very cool and yes, can't pull that...

Oh that's very cool and yes, can't pull that information up on Zwift at this point. Oh well, will just try and remember to check before each ride. Does your bike have those fans in the cock pit? that...
07-26-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By gthomson

What tool is this you refer to? I am embarrassed...

What tool is this you refer to? I am embarrassed to admit it's not the first time this has happened to me :o but usually I catch it much quicker so I don't have to re-start so many times.
07-25-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By gthomson

When your head's just not in the game

I'm sure this is the same throughout most of N. America and even into Europe but the last few weeks have been very hot and it really peaked over the weekend so that the idea of riding outside was...
07-25-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By gthomson

Wow, that is quite the find! Down here in the...

Wow, that is quite the find! Down here in the hustle & bustle of the GTA they don't allow people to wander through and find stuff, nor will they allow you to take a bike out. They collect them and...
07-22-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,601
Posted By gthomson

Originally I read your post about Quebec City...

Originally I read your post about Quebec City with a sucky view and thought, are you kidding me? one of the prettiest places in N. America but reading through the sarcasm. Quite the contrast from...
07-22-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By gthomson

On the discussion of choosing or upgrading a...

On the discussion of choosing or upgrading a group set for a 90's mountain bike, I am inclined to keep the original 3 x bikes to allow for a lower set of gears, avoid a new drive train, crank and...
07-21-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By gthomson

Thanks, I like the design on yours better but...

Thanks, I like the design on yours better but this bike was like in mint shape for a 20 year old bike and a great price so couldn't resist it.
07-21-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By gthomson

Great find and that would be a great foundation...

Great find and that would be a great foundation for a gravel conversion of just a fun mountain bike. That's my favourite Peugeot decal scheme/design but then I might be biased. Peugeot sure had a...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,829
Posted By gthomson

What about a carbon fork which comes on most...

What about a carbon fork which comes on most newer aluminum bikes, does that have a big impact on the ride? I have a few steel bikes, a few chromoly bikes and 2 aluminum road bikes with carbon forks....
07-20-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By gthomson

Very nice, I'm guessing T-Mar or Miele Man would...

Very nice, I'm guessing T-Mar or Miele Man would be able to help you with this.
07-19-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gthomson

Thanks Velo Mule, good options for sure on the...

Thanks Velo Mule, good options for sure on the modern bike front. My wife is also petite and we found her a nice Liv hybrid bike which she loves and is a good fit for a small lady. The Road King is a...
07-18-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gthomson

I'm going to defer to T-Mar on the wheel size as...

I'm going to defer to T-Mar on the wheel size as I assume it's all original and the tire indicates 26x1 1/8. I would like to replace those steel wheels with aluminum if possible but I know my...
07-17-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gthomson

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you might weigh in on...

Thanks T-Mar, I was hoping you might weigh in on this bike. I do believe it's an adult frame as the seat tube is actually 20" but when looking at it from a glance, it appears small. I'm going to try...
07-17-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By gthomson

Any info. on this Road King?

I bought this bike for my daughter who hasn't ridden much since she was a little girl so I thought she might like something a bit different to ride when she lives in the city. A Road King sold by the...
07-17-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By gthomson

Looks great and can you ask for a better group to...

Looks great and can you ask for a better group to spend the day with? Hope you bring them out riding again.
07-17-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 19,217
Posted By gthomson

I'm not into track bikes but if I was, this seems...

I'm not into track bikes but if I was, this seems like a great deal. What a sic looking bike.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/918186669139523/

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07-12-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 718,601
Posted By gthomson

Took some coffee and a muffin down to the lake to...

Took some coffee and a muffin down to the lake to enjoy the view of the sun trying to burst though the clouds and shine on all the boats in the Marina. Lake Ontario, west of Toronto.
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07-12-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By gthomson

Add another person for Souke bib kit that I...

Add another person for Souke bib kit that I bought over the winter and started wearing this spring. Nice fit (as well as it can be when you try and get lycra over a less than nice body!) and the...
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