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For the Cyclists in Tribeland.

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

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Check out this un-restored 1925 vintage CCM Columbia:

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  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

  3. CiG

    CiG TRIBE Member

    Trying to fix a friends old mountain bike and need to find a new rigid fork 26" threaded headset 1". Anyone know a shop which might carry old stuff, used or nos?
     
  4. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    The Bike Joint!
     
  5. spaboy

    spaboy TRIBE Member

    Whoa
     
  6. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    I know right.

    HAAARRD COOOOORREE

    and the original fixie hahaha
     
  7. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    What kind of lubricant do I use inside the pedal crank of an old CCM bike like this?

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    Oil? Grease? Modern teflon-type bike lubricants?
     
  8. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Inside the bottom bracket? (where the bearings for the crank are)
    You need to use grease in there. You have to disassemble it to do it which can be tricky, especially if those are cottered cranks, which the likely are but can't tell from the picture. Do they have a 10mm or so shiny pin poking out where the crank arm meets the spindle on either side, or does the crank just curve straight into the bottom bracket?
     
  9. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    This is what it looks like close up:

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  10. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Not cottered. That is the easier one. You'll need a tool to adjust the bearing race (the part behind the nut with the two holes- that's where the pin goes. And you'll also need a large wrench for the nut. The nut is a reverse thread! (righty loosey) Depending what kind of shape the bearings are in you might need to replace them when you take it apart. You can get new bearings in cages at the bike shop, just bring your old ones for comparison.
     
  11. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

  12. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Can any bike store do this? Or should I go to a specific store?
     
  13. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Any bike shop should be able to do it, although a lot of them will probably try to convince you to buy a new bike! Still recommend the bike joint, but it's a bit of a trek for you! If you have the tools and experience it's a 20 min job, so take that into account when they quote you for "repack bottom bracket" (ask for that)
     
  14. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Will "repack the bottom bracket" mean that they will replace the ball bearings if they need replacing?
     
  15. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Should do, but doesn't hurt to ask up front!
     
  16. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    What about that other bike place on Queen St. East near Sherborne?
     
  17. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Not sure what other place you're talking about, I've been out of the toronto bike scene for 5 years now believe it or not so I'm not up to speed on who is good/not good anymore! If you're talking about cavern cycles they've been gone for years. (although I would have recommended him)
     
  18. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

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    We trained Dexter to ride in the used buggy we bought. Yesterday was his first ride (a short one). Today we biked from my place in Leslieville to the Island and back, He was a bit wary a few times when passing other dogs, but he is now a cyclist!
     
  19. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    this is great.

    My dentist does this hahaha
     
  20. The Truth

    The Truth TRIBE Member

    [YOUTUBE]1iLuuEvFHfs[/YOUTUBE]
     
  21. spaboy

    spaboy TRIBE Member

    fixed too in case the spinning pedals didn't tip you off

    How he got back in those clips is a mystery
     
  22. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    watched this last week. he does it A LOT / professionally? and with the slow down by pinning in heels against the rear tire/wheel and then as he lets go dropping in, , its beauty in motion.

    I want to try it and a the same time, would want an empty road in the country for a few KM
     
  23. ravinjunkie

    ravinjunkie TRIBE Member

  24. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I totally tried this today and it works so well! Cars give you nice clearance. His noodle looks a bit limp though...
     
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  25. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    awesome.

    I like this idea, but it would severely limit your ability to get though spots less than a meter wide no?

    after biking in downtown Toronto for the better part of 25 years, many many times i have escaped certain doom for being able to get into tight spots.

    How did other cyclists see it, i know on roads with no bike lanes, its great, but for roads with bike lanes, where people sometimes pass slower cyclists, have you had any issues yet?
     

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