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05-21-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chrisp72

Travelling may be the next step if things go well...

Travelling may be the next step if things go well and people appreciate things. I only have a small hatchback but I'm sure I could fit everything I need into it. So far I've had on donation to...
05-21-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chrisp72

Hi Litespud! You bring up a good point about...

Hi Litespud!

You bring up a good point about liability and getting sued. I don't own much but that wouldn't excuse hurting someone if my work isn't up to snuff...I don't want to injure anyone...
05-20-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chrisp72

You get it... Its a community service more than...

You get it... Its a community service more than a business, although it could lead into a business if things go very well. I have heard of Bike Pirates and will now do some research as you...
05-19-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chrisp72

Starting a mechanic business...

Hello all!

I've been working off and on for a couple of decades on my own fleet of bikes and I find I really enjoy the work. I would consider my skills knowledgeable amateur mechanic level. I'm...
Forum: For Sale
05-17-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Chrisp72

Sorry they're sold now...

Sorry they're sold now...
Forum: For Sale
05-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Chrisp72

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210516_133359_21717862fee48e719bff9ddcdecd416aacd3c1bc.jpg
Both friction and SIS.
Forum: For Sale
05-16-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Chrisp72

They do have a friction function as far as I know...

They do have a friction function as far as I know but I'll double check today...

Chrisp

Edit. They do. Will try and send a pic..
Forum: For Sale
05-12-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Chrisp72

Forgot the price...$50 Canadian currency.

Forgot the price...$50 Canadian currency.
Forum: For Sale
05-12-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Chrisp72

9 speed Shimano Bar Cons

Recently acquired and now selling the bike they were to go on. Will try to answer any questions to the best of my knowledge....
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chrisp72

Does anyone wax their chain?

I came across an ad on a classified site for two chains that were waxed. I haven't looked at the benefits of waxing a chain but was curious as to how its done if anyone knows...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chrisp72

I can still remember looking at Silca pumps in...

I can still remember looking at Silca pumps in the MEC catalog when I was younger. I recently searched the MEC online catalog for cassettes for my Shimano 7 speed Caravan. They at one point were good...
Forum: Touring
05-08-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chrisp72

For me the lack of it being a Co op was the final...

For me the lack of it being a Co op was the final straw. I tried to get back my membership money but they won't refund. I don't think I'll be shopping there now but like you haven't done major...
Forum: Touring
05-07-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chrisp72

Thoughts on MEC and it no longer being a Co op.

This is more for the Canadian members of this group but it might affect everyone who comes to Canada. As much as I like to support the local bike shop I've spent many an hour looking through the...
Forum: Touring
05-06-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Chrisp72

The video is awesome! I like the DIY spirit of it...

The video is awesome! I like the DIY spirit of it and the lack of consumerism in the culture. I would say the makers are modern hippies for our times...
Forum: Touring
05-06-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Chrisp72

I'm in the market for a front rack and have...

I'm in the market for a front rack and have looked to see what's out there. I hadn't thought of it interfering with locking up to a rack so that's food for thought. I think that the old system Arkel...
Forum: Touring
05-05-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Chrisp72

Yes, that's a fair point. I had emailed Arkel...

Yes, that's a fair point. I had emailed Arkel asking if they sold them separately. Guess I hadn't looked on their website and got a little mixed up on the communication with the worker. I guess this...
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Chrisp72

That's it. I was informed by an Arkel employee...

That's it. I was informed by an Arkel employee that they weren't listed on their website and he sent me this... https://www.arkel-od.com/cam-lock-hook-kit-pair/ Compared to the one you have listed...
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Chrisp72

Arkel fastening info

Just wanted to let anyone out there know that if you have an older set of Arkel panniers and was thinking of upgrading to the cam system Arkel still sells them but they're not listed on the website....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Chrisp72

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Its a Syncros hub with butted spokes. I've checked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Chrisp72

Need help identifying a 700c rim

Hello all!

Its been a while since I visited this site but I'm glad I remembered it now. I was sold a wheelset through Kijiji that supposedly had Mavic Open Pro rims. I checked today to see what...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,529
Posted By Chrisp72

Does anyone build their own wheels anymore?

Hello all!

I know that wheel building is a dying art and to do it well you need to use the proper tools which is a bit of an investment. Does anyone build their own wheels in their own set up...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

So an update... Sophie has said that she...

So an update...

Sophie has said that she doesn't ride bikes, which means we start from scratch. I'm looking forward to camping with her and hiking but cycling together is not on the list for now....
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By Chrisp72

So an update for those interested... I've...

So an update for those interested...

I've talked to Sophie about cycling and she has stated she doesn't cycle. I'm ok with that. As much as I wanted to go bicycle camping I'm hopeful that we can...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chrisp72

So a small update on Sophie and I. We're still...

So a small update on Sophie and I. We're still seeing each other and continue some good talks. Her daughter has expressed concern as to me moving quickly...a little too quickly for her tastes. Sophie...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,723
Posted By Chrisp72

So for those of you who wish to enter the cast...

So for those of you who wish to enter the cast iron arena I have a recommendation for you that may apply to those in Canada and in my home province of Ontario. Canadian Tire has a sale on for a 12"...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

rumrunn6...Thank you! I don't feel like I'm...

rumrunn6...Thank you! I don't feel like I'm risking things, even though I'm taking a chance. I too believe in putting it all out there if things feel right. Its still early in the relationship but...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Chrisp72

RideToInspire...I may be interested in joining...

RideToInspire...I may be interested in joining you for the ride. I have Schizo Affective disorder so I might be a good fit. I know a little about bikes and am fairly new to bicycle touring.

Let me...
Forum: Foo
05-25-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,723
Posted By Chrisp72

So just saw this post as I've been spending most...

So just saw this post as I've been spending most of my time on the Touring group. I have read some of the posts here and got excited to post so I skipped a few pages...I hope this hasn't been talked...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Chrisp72

MarcusT...no experience with it but I don't like...

MarcusT...no experience with it but I don't like the aesthetics...Personal choice maybe? I think the manufacturer is solid and German engineering is great so from that perspective if it suits your...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

MarcusT...I had been living in BC for roughly...

MarcusT...I had been living in BC for roughly twenty years and have recently moved back from there and am now in Ontario...well three years ago. I hadn't really had a chance to explore areas of...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,989
Posted By Chrisp72

saddlesores...Glad I've made an impression.

saddlesores...Glad I've made an impression.
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chrisp72

jack pot...I can only tell you how mine...

jack pot...I can only tell you how mine started...Online dating and a lot of luck, time, effort and patience. I've been looking for a good relationship for a while now by searching and working on...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,707
Posted By Chrisp72

phughes...thank you for the link. I have searched...

phughes...thank you for the link. I have searched Peter White for a light like this and for some reason I can't find it there.
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chrisp72

Hello all! I didn't intend for this thread...

Hello all!

I didn't intend for this thread to continue one that I have posted in Touring but it has become that unintentionally. I was pointed to the Foo section to start up a relationship thread...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Ok...an update after our second date... I...

Ok...an update after our second date...

I met up with Sophie and we travelled from her place in Toronto to a small town where she had spent some time earlier in her life called Milton. I being the...
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chrisp72

That is good advice. I'm working on getting back...

That is good advice. I'm working on getting back into cycling after taking a hiatus from doing any riding. Health issues and life issues. Things are settled now and I'm beginning to put things in...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Machka...I know it seems pretty odd to be having...

Machka...I know it seems pretty odd to be having a discussion about something so new when I don't have an idea of exactly what she's like. We have communicated for a couple of weeks before meeting up...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Found it...Thank you!

Found it...Thank you!
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chrisp72

Riding and romance

Hi!

I just discovered this part of the Forum and had something I would like to talk about...

I've just started to see someone and after a short time I feel like there is something there. I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Ok...So your advice on taking it easy is sound. I...

Ok...So your advice on taking it easy is sound. I don't plan on marrying her when I see her on Friday...I'm using the experience from many of you to try and make things happen THAT I WOULD LIKE TO...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By Chrisp72

saddlesores...Sorry but it's full on. I'll wait...

saddlesores...Sorry but it's full on. I'll wait to hear her side of things as the weeks progress. You're not the boss of me even though I asked for advice.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By Chrisp72

andrewclaus...Fair point and it's probably easier...

andrewclaus...Fair point and it's probably easier to go that route. In the past I dated a girl who cycled and I still have many fond memories of bike related things with her. The relationship ended...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,697
Posted By Chrisp72

Any Advice for a New Couple?

As per another thread...I wanted to start a new one seeking advice and anecdotes from those of you who are willing to share anything for those of us starting out riding as a couple . I consider...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Carbonfibreboy...I don't plan on forcing anyone...

Carbonfibreboy...I don't plan on forcing anyone into anything they're not comfortable with. More time is important but planning is the name of the game now. It's all pleasant talk now that the world...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

PedalingWalrus... I agree its love but I haven't...

PedalingWalrus... I agree its love but I haven't used the word yet. I've had my share of romantic experiences and realize that heat is a part of it too...if its not there then what's the point of...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

djb...Point taken. I've done my best to paint a...

djb...Point taken. I've done my best to paint a picture of my experience with broad strokes and tried my best not to give too many specifics. I have tried to respect Sophie's privacy but I think that...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the...

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the specifics of the situations as it's good for me to put it right in my head...

Sophie and I are both near 50 in age. She's a professed couch potato but is...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

phughes...Agreed. I'm happy to do so but we're...

phughes...Agreed. I'm happy to do so but we're not meeting up today...Wanted to contact the hive mind and get some assistance and advice...We've met up once and really hit it off. I'm looking forward...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,970
Posted By Chrisp72

Thanks for your input everyone!!! I'm...

Thanks for your input everyone!!!

I'm excited about the prospect of going on adventures together. This relationship shows a lot of promise after a very short time so I'm jumping in with both feet....
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