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07-04-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 637
Posted By gthomson

I was on a rail trail yesterday and each time the...

I was on a rail trail yesterday and each time the trail came to a road, there were 2 of them which just allowed a cyclist to pass through but I slowed right down to squeeze my riser bars through...
07-04-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By gthomson

Ooh, I am looking forward to this because I have...

Ooh, I am looking forward to this because I have a Trek bike in mind that I would like to do similar work to. Does it have huge wheel clearance like the one I have in mind? Will you use 26" wheels?
07-01-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,058
Posted By gthomson

I saw this add when he first posted it and I have...

I saw this add when he first posted it and I have an older Mac Pro computer that I could trade him but just don't know what I would do with a tandem bike. My wife barely rides her the nice hybrid I...
06-30-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By gthomson

Where can you still get 5 speed freewheels?

Where can you still get 5 speed freewheels?
06-30-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 841
Posted By gthomson

Well I like the idea of getting all of the above...

Well I like the idea of getting all of the above but understand that's not realistic. I think the cost of the bike might have some impact on those choices though - if I just bought a new bike for 10K...
06-29-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,105
Posted By gthomson

So still on the topic of bends but moving away...

So still on the topic of bends but moving away from front forks, a friend sent me this picture asking if this was real or a hack? What would have been the purpose of adding this bend to the top tube?...
06-29-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By gthomson

Without pictures, it's hard to understand your...

Without pictures, it's hard to understand your set up. Most indoor bike on trainers have a clamp and release which goes over your rear wheel, the one side for the M5 bike nut and the other for the QR...
06-29-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,105
Posted By gthomson

Good question and what was the reason behind...

Good question and what was the reason behind bending the front fork on steel bikes? I keep looking at my old bikes and wondering, am I starting to bend it more as I age and gain weight? :)
06-25-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By gthomson

Very nice, I've been following Steve Bauer bikes...

Very nice, I've been following Steve Bauer bikes for a while now and most are lower grade quality but high prices but this model looks worth it.
06-24-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,389
Posted By gthomson

Of course, not all steel is considered equal....

Of course, not all steel is considered equal. I've read the term "gas pipe" frames which does not sound like it's good. One of my old steel bikes which is usually my go to bike because it shifts well...
06-22-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By gthomson

Is it safe to say this occurs more as we age? I...

Is it safe to say this occurs more as we age? I remember my dad started to become sensitive to loud noises as he aged and then really increased with Alzheimer's. I also listen to a radio station with...
06-19-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,058
Posted By gthomson

Wow, if I lived in the Peg I would be buying that!

Wow, if I lived in the Peg I would be buying that!
06-16-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By gthomson

Great stuff, awesome philosophy. I wish there...

Great stuff, awesome philosophy. I wish there were more shops like his around focusing on reviving older bikes instead of focusing on the latest and greatest.
06-14-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By gthomson

like ones you can just buy at a pharmacy?

like ones you can just buy at a pharmacy?
06-14-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,940
Posted By gthomson

I use the steel toe clips on my vintage bikes and...

I use the steel toe clips on my vintage bikes and I don't mind them one bit. It adds to the vintage look and I have no problems using them. I actually prefer them overall to clipless in that I would...
06-13-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By gthomson

Thanks MinnMan, worth looking into that's for...

Thanks MinnMan, worth looking into that's for sure. Seems simple and the price is reasonable.
06-13-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By gthomson

Wind Noise

Not sure if this was a topic already but I did notice it mentioned in a recent post but specific to hearing aids. I don't know if this is an age thing or some kind of medical condition I have but...
06-13-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,165
Posted By gthomson

This is super important and I imagine is not...

This is super important and I imagine is not something the radar would help you with. On one of my road bikes I have this little mirror disguised as the drop bar end plug, which swings down to...
06-12-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By gthomson

Congratulations! I don't think I've got a route...

Congratulations! I don't think I've got a route jersey or a sprint jersey? In my early days of Zwifting I used to get so excited about getting an event jersey but my collection has grown so much over...
06-12-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,165
Posted By gthomson

It's kinda sad to think that us cyclists need...

It's kinda sad to think that us cyclists need devices such as these to keep us safe but whatever it takes. I'm sure at some point this will just be a standard built in feature with new bikes along...
06-12-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,058
Posted By gthomson

It was in the GTA, Markham ON. Yes sold but...

It was in the GTA, Markham ON. Yes sold but regardless of the model, still seems worth the $25
06-10-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,058
Posted By gthomson

RUN DON'T WALK! Wow, an Italian frame with chrome...

RUN DON'T WALK! Wow, an Italian frame with chrome fork and lugs for $25!!! Good for the tall people
23" Bottechia frame (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/893051812090771/)
...
06-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,489
Views: 704,084
Posted By gthomson

Cute little baby quails and love this helicopter....

Cute little baby quails and love this helicopter. Are these completely phased out of service now? To me as a kid/youth this was what a helicopter looked like in my mind but I never see them except at...
06-08-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,940
Posted By gthomson

In case your next question is, what are the best...

In case your next question is, what are the best types of pedals to choose? see previous posts on that. Just below, is a post on flat pedals which I posted as I finally switched my older bikes from...
06-07-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By gthomson

Now that's what I'm talking about! Damn, that...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Damn, that looks so hot. Was that the original colour or did you have it finished?
06-07-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

So what Trek bike is this then? It has no number...

So what Trek bike is this then? It has no number so I was thinking closer to a 900? The tires are no name and were cheap but will suit the purposes of the owner to have a spare bike for visitors....
06-07-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By gthomson

I guess the FedEx driver knew how nice that bike...

I guess the FedEx driver knew how nice that bike was and made the extra effort. Congratulations on the new purchase. I haven't bought new since my Trek 800 Antelope in 1994!

Bear in the drive way,...
06-07-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

Thanks all for the input, a friend of mine told...

Thanks all for the input, a friend of mine told me cantilever brakes are finicky and most people don't like them, and I'm seeing where he was going with that statement. That being said, after...
06-06-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,297
Posted By gthomson

I'm still working so during the week, I struggle...

I'm still working so during the week, I struggle to get in a short ride before I start work or most often, after work. It works out that about 20-25 kms (13 miles) is the best I can do between Monday...
06-06-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,389
Posted By gthomson

I don't have enough experience to describe it but...

I don't have enough experience to describe it but there's definitely a distinction between a good steel bike and other frame materials out there. I have 3 older steel bikes but the nicest is my...
06-06-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By gthomson

What a great thing to get younger people into...

What a great thing to get younger people into cycling and hopefully raise interest in older bikes at the same time! lucky young man for sure.
06-06-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

Watched a bunch of videos on setting up...

Watched a bunch of videos on setting up cantilever brakes, and never knew they were so diverse. As mentioned above, it looks like the adjustment of the hanger and the angle on the brake pads to the...
06-06-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

Regarding brakes pulled, no this is with them...

Regarding brakes pulled, no this is with them released. When I had them further away from the rim it didn't brake at all. I'll check the straddle cable angle/height and see if that needs adjusting....
06-06-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By gthomson

Not my bike but I like when the conversion looks...

Not my bike but I like when the conversion looks like the bike below but would this be super uncomfortable? I've never been into mountain biking so I don't really understand the geometry of the...
06-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

thank you sirs, very sound advice. I didn't think...

thank you sirs, very sound advice. I didn't think to clean the rims when washing the bike, seniors moment. I'm sure the brake pads are original so another easy win. Will try both of these right away.
06-06-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By gthomson

I've been asking the same question and originally...

I've been asking the same question and originally I thought drop bar conversion was the way to go as I find the only bike I really feel comfortable on is my newish Cannondale road bike. But, I don't...
06-06-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 688
Posted By gthomson

Poor brake performance

A neighbour of mine who see's me tinkering with my bikes asked if I could look at an old bike she has to get it in rideable shape again. I had to point out I am in no way mechanic but would see what...
06-03-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By gthomson

I'll be driving as well but plan to bring my bike...

I'll be driving as well but plan to bring my bike with me. Brant has some nice places to ride.
06-02-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,828
Posted By gthomson

And to finish my OP and the post above, I finally...

And to finish my OP and the post above, I finally got them installed and here's the results. Yeah, not bad, definitely better then the original steel saw toothed edged pedals it came with. Not the...
06-02-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 29,871
Posted By gthomson

Something about a chrome bike that makes it look...

Something about a chrome bike that makes it look in a class above all other bikes. I guess these all came as chrome frames, as applying chrome seems like a daunting task? You sure don't see many (if...
06-02-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By gthomson

Ontario Vintage Bike Show is back!

Calling all Ontarions (or those willing to travel) the former Brantford Vintage Bike Festival is finally back after a long hiatus due to COVID. It's moved to another location but not far from the...
06-02-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,489
Views: 704,084
Posted By gthomson

Sheesh, nice frame. I'm guessing everything else...

Sheesh, nice frame. I'm guessing everything else has been stripped?
05-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 15,058
Posted By gthomson

Agreed and yet so many are not! Despite...

Agreed and yet so many are not!

Despite that, I have seen some good offers out there and have been really tempted to buy a few but I have no more space and need to work on the bikes I already...
05-30-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By gthomson

Thanks and well, I could have easily posted this...

Thanks and well, I could have easily posted this with a picture of me because the same thing is happening to me but the bike looks way better than I do!!! :) But seriously, getting old is tough and I...
05-27-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By gthomson

Hmm, not sure what's going on in posts 5-7 but...

Hmm, not sure what's going on in posts 5-7 but back to the OPs post about the Peugeot, I think that decal is just a sticker someone put on it. Doesn't look bike official, but someone else might...
05-27-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4,489
Views: 704,084
Posted By gthomson

Love the slogan on the house! :)

Love the slogan on the house! :)
05-26-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By gthomson

To be honest, it really does ride like the...

To be honest, it really does ride like the smoothest classic car you can imagine but can also really move when you push down on the pedals. Reynolds 453 butted tubing so it's got a good foundation.
05-26-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By gthomson

Welcome back, I am envious of all you men of...

Welcome back, I am envious of all you men of leisure who have time to enjoy your bikes and rides. I'm hoping I can be there in 5 or 6 years but will see what the accountant says.
05-26-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By gthomson

Very nice looking bike and great job on the...

Very nice looking bike and great job on the restoration. I really like that colour, would that be original? i have a 1971 Gitane in a faded burnt orange medley that looks hideous but was thinking of...
05-26-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By gthomson

Oh good catch, thank you. I had to get under the...

Oh good catch, thank you. I had to get under the brake cable along the top tube because that's where most of the rust was so I decided to replace the brake cable and the bar tape and did not to think...
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