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07-17-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,258
Posted By prairiepedaler

Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
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: 25,379
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: 1,187
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...
06-20-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
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...
04-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
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...
12-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,784
Posted By prairiepedaler

I'd frickin love to have a bike like that Volpe....

I'd frickin love to have a bike like that Volpe. Keep the thing and ride it if you aren't into it for large coin. You'll go plenty fast on it. The Expedition etc are nice too, but too old (need...
12-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By prairiepedaler

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it...

That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it comes from a bike co-op who knows who had been working on it. I'm part of the local co-op scene and there are only but a scant few I'd have work on my...
12-15-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By prairiepedaler

I won't join Facebook. I can't do it. I'll...

I won't join Facebook. I can't do it. I'll forfeit whatever comes up, no matter how valuable or how badly I want it. I'll choose to bird the berg.
12-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By prairiepedaler

Bypassing Facebook Marketplace

I've noticed quite a few bikes for sale on Facehugger Marketplace as per the "are you looking for one of these?" thread. For those of us not onboard FB, is there a way to contact the people selling...
12-05-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By prairiepedaler

I don't own this bike and haven't seen it in real...

I don't own this bike and haven't seen it in real life. There is one locally for sale for far too much in my opinion. The rubber wrap on the TT appears to be an inner tube, probably put there to...
11-09-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By prairiepedaler

Black Ice Matters

Black Ice matters. As does all Ice. It does, really!
11-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By prairiepedaler

The hub uses a press fit cartridge bearing. It's...

The hub uses a press fit cartridge bearing. It's definetely a newer product. Maybe a "bulk" hub sold by some manufacturer like Formula.
10-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,303
Posted By prairiepedaler

On your yellow bike, the inside of the fork...

On your yellow bike, the inside of the fork blades has a braze-on mount. Is this for an accessory of some type? Usually they're on the outside and more middle placed for a rack mount.
10-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,028
Posted By prairiepedaler

Use a dedicated winter bike if possible and trick...

Use a dedicated winter bike if possible and trick it out for winter riding. Whenever my winter ride gets caked with the chocolate mousse from hell ™, I lay the bike on it's side so the wheels spin...
08-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By prairiepedaler

Seat Post Sniffles Solved - Enter the Bikerchief

The packmule recently shared a tree parking spot with the fellow traveller riding this bike. Mismatched seatpost diameter to your tubing? No problem!

...
07-16-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By prairiepedaler

Now you're talking!

Now you're talking!
07-11-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,069
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?

Hmmm, maybe something with a 49cc engine on board?
07-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,804,700
Posted By prairiepedaler

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!

Look at the wheelbase on that thing!
06-11-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,515
Posted By prairiepedaler

Giubilato

Jubilation!

" Vintage men's road bike. Excellent condition. 56 cm Frame. 52/42 Miche sprockets and gears. Campagnolo derailleurs, Concor saddle. See photos for details. "
...
05-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By prairiepedaler

Portrait of a gentle Winnipeg Breeze

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/dsc00395_8704d8ba9f0da4db8ccbdc659f6e79e2c93547c7.jpg
05-20-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,425
Posted By prairiepedaler

I keep all the socks (so many!) that develop...

I keep all the socks (so many!) that develop holes in the heels for rags. I usually hold a plain dry rag up to the braking surface and walk the bike backwards one rotation. If they are really nasty,...
05-19-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By prairiepedaler

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from...

He's a local guy, lives about 40 minutes from here. Never met him. Per braze-on pricing is c$25ea, according to when I last checked his site. Which means if I had an old frame I wanted to add those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,155
Posted By prairiepedaler

What might help is installing cranks that "bend...

What might help is installing cranks that "bend out" away from the bottom bracket, rather than arms that plumb straight down. I was going to try that sometime and see if it helps.
05-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By prairiepedaler

List of Canadian Bike Brands

Here is a recently compiled list of Canadian Bicycle Brands, courtesy of Canadian Cycling Magazine.

https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/gear-reviews/bikesframes/canadian-bicycle-brands/
05-09-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 165,021
Posted By prairiepedaler

St1000

Stopped a fellow rider today and asked if I could take a picture of her bike. She was an elderly lady who bought the bike new. She was dressed up in cycling garb ready to tackle the "gentle" Winnipeg...
04-25-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,515
Posted By prairiepedaler

Man, there are just sooo many more quality bikes...

Man, there are just sooo many more quality bikes Stateside than up here. Tonnes of size choice too.
04-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,144
Posted By prairiepedaler

Would I buy a bike during this "thing"? Hell...

Would I buy a bike during this "thing"?

Hell ya!

How can I vote?

I just bought some used tires on Saturday. The fellow I met wasn't wearing a mask, gloves or hazmat suit nor was I. Put a few...
04-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,994
Posted By prairiepedaler

It was safe to say Henry had a brain, could...

It was safe to say Henry had a brain, could reason and predict outcomes based upon sufficient information. Being informed means risking looking outside one's own comfortable scope and inviting input...
04-18-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By prairiepedaler

Interesting Handlebar Ornament

From the streets of Japan.

Bike fully equipped with Shimano Crane gruppo.

...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By prairiepedaler

Welcome aboard Julian... Does ye hunt n'...

Welcome aboard Julian...

Does ye hunt n' flip often?
Forum: Foo
04-01-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,115
Posted By prairiepedaler

This solution offered by Steve in Sydney: ...

This solution offered by Steve in Sydney:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKLYnC6d8ZM
03-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 24,512
Posted By prairiepedaler

Ok, they are swapped out as of yesterday. It's an...

Ok, they are swapped out as of yesterday. It's an iffy time that's for sure so thanks for the well wishing on caution. The saving grace is I'm not doing any night riding ATM. We'll see how she rolls...
03-19-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,263
Posted By prairiepedaler

It's interesting how these terms, aka "Boomer",...

It's interesting how these terms, aka "Boomer", come into common parlance. Billy Joel's "We didn't start the Fire" kind of addressed it; a younger generation blaming their problems in the World on an...
03-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,081
Posted By prairiepedaler

Panic Will End but Tyranny Will Not

A good article to share with thoughts to keep in mind during this hokum;

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/gary-d-barnett/panic-will-end-but-tyranny-will-not/

Meanwhile, in Italy, spirits are...
03-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By prairiepedaler

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two...

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two locks and that increases it by 7 pounds. Right now it has studded tires on it for winter. Top it off, I'm 6'4 and living in the 4th windiest city in the...
03-14-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hi... if 24 pounds is heavy for a medium sized...

Hi... if 24 pounds is heavy for a medium sized steel touring bike, what out there is considered light???
Forum: Foo
03-13-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,351
Posted By prairiepedaler

Step outside yourself and become an observational...

Step outside yourself and become an observational third party immersed in this mass social experiment. Take notes as to people's behavior and how societal managers will use this crisis as a grab for...
03-05-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,515
Posted By prairiepedaler

After giving them an offer, I'd be all over that...

After giving them an offer, I'd be all over that one - if in a 63cm size that is. Anything like that for around that type of money is a given.
01-10-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,003
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think the real reason why that couple got...

I think the real reason why that couple got charged is citizen beatdowns are the exclusive domain of cops and they don't like competition.

All the evidence that is ever going to be used against...
12-22-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,928
Posted By prairiepedaler

If I found a set of good used Top Contact in 26"...

If I found a set of good used Top Contact in 26" I'd try them. I think I'm going to try and have multiple identical wheelsets setup each having a different tire set on them. It would make life easier...
11-11-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,813
Posted By prairiepedaler

Now that's what I call a Pap Smear!

Now that's what I call a Pap Smear!
11-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,813
Posted By prairiepedaler

"The Breakdown of Nations"

An excerpt on quality of life from Leopold Kohr's ”The Breakdown of Nations"
...
10-07-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,312
Posted By prairiepedaler

Mini Review - Schwalbe Marathon Plus

So long, old pal.

After 7 years of use as a rear tire it finally gave out due to wear. It did it's job remarkably well. You can see in the picture that there was no tread rubber holding the two...
10-06-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By prairiepedaler

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin...

I think that bike may be electric assist; twin 5000watt motors perhaps?
08-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,500
Posted By prairiepedaler

No idea what the Raleigh is BG, but the paint job...

No idea what the Raleigh is BG, but the paint job channels Piet Mondrians' Broadway Boogie Woogie
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,097
Posted By prairiepedaler

A timely thread. I ride the BRC ...

A timely thread. I ride the BRC (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1076626-brc-packmule-3rd-world-hauler.html)43'lber all the time and I don't want to push myself too hard on it because it...
07-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,912
Posted By prairiepedaler

Hmm! Interesting info about the builders...

Hmm! Interesting info about the builders initials. I'll have to look now. I think I did a thread on this bike sometime but I'll have to check that too. This picture is the only one I have of it just...
07-14-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By prairiepedaler

I was going to try the Harriers at some point....

I was going to try the Harriers at some point. Can't add to the list though (I use these MEC (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5019-448/GnT-Pedals) platform pedals, FWIW).
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By prairiepedaler

The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6...

The U.S. Government and it's military ( $1.6 Trillion spent on it in the last two years alone) is the Worlds' single largest polluter...
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