Hey everyone! I live in Ottawa, Canada… originally from the west (Edmonton, Alberta). My rides are:
- 1999 Brodie Energy – my first and only trail bike. Bought it new for $800 CAD mainly for commuting. Then threw on a Judy XC fork and got into trail riding, then a little bit of racing. I probably put another $700-800 in other upgrades and replacements of the components over the years.. I’m not sure if there’s anything original left on it save for the frame and maybe the headset. I never ride this for commuting anymore.
- 10-year old Bianchi road bike – bought this used for $200. Great condition, rides like a dream. Love it. This is what I use to commute to work (8.5km each way).
- One old old heavy and rusty commuter bike – bought it some years back for school and for short distance commutes to get groceries and stuff.. it’s also my winter beater and has taken a lot of abuse from these nasty Ottawa and Montreal winters where salted water and dirt gets everywhere.
I stumbled upon this site after a googled “bike commuter forums”. I found the threads here quite interesting – thought I’d register and say Hi.