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For the Cyclists in Tribeland.

Primavera

TRIBE Member
bumping this thread for spring!

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

Stoked.

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
 

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.
 

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...
 

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?
 

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
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff 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
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?
 

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?

 

I_bRAD

TRIBE 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?

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
 

alexd

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

 

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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