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07-29-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
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: 450
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: 679
Views: 209,878
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: 679
Views: 209,878
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: 123
Views: 2,525
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: 72
Views: 2,220
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: 123
Views: 2,525
Posted By prairiepedaler

07-17-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
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: 1,151
Posted By prairiepedaler

Tasty fish!

Tasty fish!
07-14-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
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: 308
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: 308
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: 1,301
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: 25,446
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: 1,068
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: 25,446
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: 1,301
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: 7,437
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: 25,446
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: 25,446
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: 7,437
Posted By prairiepedaler

The Woke which Spoked.

The Woke which Spoked.
07-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By prairiepedaler

I removed the end plug by forcing it off with a...

I removed the end plug by forcing it off with a small flat bladed screwdriver and thankfully with minimal damage to either piece. It looks like the plug is designed to turn off as indicated by the...
06-27-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By prairiepedaler

KKT Pedal Plug Removal

Hi, I have some pedals here in need of repacking (KKT SMX) which have a plastic endplug one on end. It is keyed for a large screwdriver or quarter and turns slightly when twisted with one of those...
06-20-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By prairiepedaler

rpeterslll Hello there and welcome to bike...

rpeterslll

Hello there and welcome to bike forums. One of the cardinal sins committable here is the mis-spelling of BRAKES, spelled B-R-A-K-E-S.

Brakes spelled "Breaks" are for those...
06-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,345
Posted By prairiepedaler

23 mil tires + thudbuster post = yes! I'd...

23 mil tires + thudbuster post = yes!

I'd like to be able to ride thinner tires on large diameter rims but just can't. Our roads aren't glass smooth around here and rider weight is an issue. I...
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By prairiepedaler

I had the 600 model. I'd say around 4 bills...

I had the 600 model.

I'd say around 4 bills and you'll sleep fine at night.
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By prairiepedaler

Yes, it is quite common in many parts of the...

Yes, it is quite common in many parts of the world. I used to buy the Iranian stuff but thanks to heavy sanctions it drove the price up. Places like "The Stans" regions and Azerbaijan produce tonnes...
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By prairiepedaler

Yes, it works very well. Sambucol is one...

Yes, it works very well. Sambucol is one manufacturer. No side effects (aside from a quick return to health). I had read that you need to process the berries in order to make them edible. How do you...
Forum: Foo
06-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By prairiepedaler

? Mark Twain is dead too. It might be a...

?

Mark Twain is dead too.

It might be a bit of a stretch, but I think everyone is dead who lived before 1890.

8200 people a day die in the USA on average, about 1/4 of them from iotragenesis.
Forum: Foo
06-04-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By prairiepedaler

Pomegranate Molasses

Hi, for those living stateside and down south, have you ever seen any 'merican made pomegranate molasses or paste (without any sugar added)? This stuff should be considered a concentrate, basically...
Forum: Foo
06-04-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,549
Posted By prairiepedaler

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/bill-gat...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/bill-gates-funded-study-to-dim-sunlight-may-be-needed-against-horrific-climate-change/ar-BB1eVc8M
04-28-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Forget River Dance, how about River Dredge?!

Forget River Dance, how about River Dredge?!
04-10-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Bianchi IV Basement Queen - $5 bills

Bianchi lV (4) road bike Like New unused Used for 10 K only Purchased late 80s new Check photos of tires and seat Sat in the bsmt unused condition Must see to appreciate $500
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By prairiepedaler

Must be a real treat to ride something that...

Must be a real treat to ride something that weighs under 40 lbs.
04-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By prairiepedaler

The taller fellow fit no problem. He said he was...

The taller fellow fit no problem. He said he was going to put a riser bar on there and I recommended a cro-mo for offroading. The original was alu alloy. He was not a heavy type of 6'8". The frame...
04-03-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By prairiepedaler

Said farewell to the Cannondale SM600 today

The bike inventory is one less now. It's a good feeling actually. I owned it for three years and never even rode it once. It's a true offroad bike who's home is on uneven ground, certainly not the...
03-21-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Man, looking at all these bikes, all these...

Man, looking at all these bikes, all these deals... you guys down in the States have it frickin' good there!
03-20-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Yeesh! What is happening in Lebanon where they...

Yeesh! What is happening in Lebanon where they are giving stuff away?
03-20-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ahh Spring. When a young flippers thoughts turn to that of Profit...

Another of his flips;

Beautiful road/touring bike, well maintained and fully functional. The Monterey SL is in the midrange in the Norco hierarchy, all original parts except stem and tires. Made...
03-13-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 63,055
Views: 9,615,490
Posted By prairiepedaler

Sekine MR200 offered by local flipper

Saw this Sekine recently. This guy flips on a regular basis. Generally better quality flips.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/winnipeg/1990s-sekine-mr-200-12-speed-road-bike/1555352373...
01-31-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi Jeep, that is correct about the Moskies. The...

Hi Jeep, that is correct about the Moskies. The tent caterpillar situation last year made up for it. All part of the insect cycle I reckon. The mosquitoes will be back soon enough. I've lived in...
01-28-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By prairiepedaler

mstateglfr Why be frustrated by what some...

mstateglfr

Why be frustrated by what some stranger on the internet has to say.
01-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hello, yes it is indeed a different set of...

Hello, yes it is indeed a different set of circumstances. Gamestop was tanking too apparently and eventually likely to go the way of Blockbuster. I'd never even heard of Gamestop until two days ago....
01-28-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By prairiepedaler

"Retailiation"

It's all over the internet by now that there has been a stock price retaliation by fans of the computer game store Gamestop. Hedge fund scum wanted to grind it into the ground (like they will MEC)...
01-08-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,192
Posted By prairiepedaler

The 620 looks like a nice model to own. Too bad...

The 620 looks like a nice model to own. Too bad it doesn't have replaceable cantilever caliper bosses. That's probably my only major beef with these older bikes (all of mine included).
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think the current donut powered automeatons who...

I think the current donut powered automeatons who currently repress society "for our safety" will eventually be replaced by heavily armed (non-unionized) A.I. enforcers comprised of alloys, who can...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By prairiepedaler

AI - A slow and insidious process

" Professor Stuart Russell, one of the world’s leading scientists in Artificial Intelligence, has come to consider his own discipline an existential threat to humanity. In this video he talks about...
Forum: Foo
01-02-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By prairiepedaler

10 seconds to comply

Kind of like a cross between ED-209 and the Soul Train dancers.

Properly outfitted with Gatling firepower, they could serve as IRS agents, traffic cops or by-law enforcement for infractions...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By prairiepedaler

Isn't it rewarding to find something you've been...

Isn't it rewarding to find something you've been looking for for such a long time and then one shows up in the condition you had hoped for. Was it a case of actively pursuing it, or just a back...
12-29-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,979
Posted By prairiepedaler

From what I can surmise from posters replies, it...

From what I can surmise from posters replies, it appears that 'Hug is sort of sewn up in terms of being able to freely interact with 'Hug members if a non-member. Oh well, as they say. Best thing to...
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