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For the Cyclists in Tribeland.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by xopus, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Primavera

    Primavera TRIBE Member

    bumping this thread for spring!

    bought a new bike on the weekend, Trek 7.2 with disc brakes.


    First bike above the Norco/Fuji tier.
    First bike with (mechanical) disc brakes.

    It was a tough decision, visited 5 LBS (local bike stores) before settling on the Trek 7.2
  2. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Where did you get it?
  3. Primavera

    Primavera TRIBE Member

    Sweet Pete's

    Hope they are good guys who build the bike well (had to order it in)

    visited Duke's, Bikes on Wheels, Urbane, Broadway and Sweet Pete's before FINALLY decising on the Trek.
  4. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    It sure will be nice to get back on my bike again...
  5. Beings

    Beings TRIBE Member

    Cannot wait until I get my dahon folder knockoff out of storage! Hell, I will probably do it today :D
  6. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    Really good guys at Sweet Pete's... nice whip. I'm rocking an SE Bikes but would like to upgrade to a Fuji at some point this season, we'll see if I can swing it...
  7. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    Nice riding out there this week.
  8. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

  9. Primavera

    Primavera TRIBE Member

    Awesome, good to know.
  10. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Is it possible to easily add caliper breaks to an old 1970's ralleigh that only has a coaster brake?


    Or is it going to require drilling into frames and stuff?

    Or can they just be mounted in the holes the fenders are attached to?
  11. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    It's probably pretty easy. Is there a hole in the brace over the rear fender? Front brake would mount through the same hole as your fender is mounted.

    Have you ever been to Charlie's bike joint? It's a bit closer to you and they could probably do it for you on the cheap

    Is there something wrong with the coaster brake or you just don't like it?

    PS- brakes
  12. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I am looking at it tomorrow. It is a xl frame, i am searching for a bike for a gf Will look at the brace. Where is Charlies bike joint?
  13. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

  14. cosmosuave

    cosmosuave TRIBE Member

    Have a beer at Alfies while u wait and report back...
  15. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks I_bRAD!
  16. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    Anyone doing the Enbridge ride?
  17. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Behold!!! Trotify:

  18. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I am still looking for a large frame bike for a gf. This was on craigslist today... Has a weird looking rear sprocket thingy... I guess this is a 9 speed hub conversion to a 1 speed, right? Are those OK?

  19. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    They are fine as long as shes not going Fixie, i used to have one on one of my rides, it worked fine.
  20. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    The weird sprocket thingy is a chain tensioner that takes the place of the derailleur. Unless that bike is really cheap I'd be cautious with it! Looks like it will need a new chain and I've seen a lot of hack "conversions" so be sure it's put together well
  21. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Old school and awesome. I love this video, really captures the spirit of the day!

  22. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I ended up finding a local guy who was selling an ancient CCM camelback for 80 bucks and she bought that. She loves it!

  23. ravinjunkie

    ravinjunkie TRIBE Member

  24. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    except that they can steal / resell your seat and tires just as easily.
  25. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    2015 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

    4th annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show Sunday July 26th from 10am -5pm in Trinity Bellwoods Park!

    This is a shine and show event. So, if you have a vintage classic that’s been sitting in your garage or basement for the last little while, this is your chance to shine it up and show it off to the world!

    Vendor space is available for merchants; $65 for retail vendors, $30 for individuals. Vendor space can be purchased here using Eventbrite.

    Otherwise, this is a FREE event.

    Parking is available one block south on Walnut Avenue.

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