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Forum: Commuting 11-24-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,283
Posted By wunderkind
...when everyone in your office gets excited...

...when everyone in your office gets excited about Bike to Work week campaigns and you don't.
Forum: Commuting 11-22-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By wunderkind
Some people commute on a unicycle too. Anything...

Some people commute on a unicycle too. Anything goes dude. Hey if you want to ride on a sweet Kona Supreme Operator... that's cool too. Should make short work of the Mount Royal steps!
Lots of...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,535
Posted By wunderkind
I used to be decked out in cycling wear. But now...

I used to be decked out in cycling wear. But now that I switched office location (1km each way), I can bike to work faster than the process of changing clothes. The only cycling specific wear I have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-15-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By wunderkind
wow, I didn't expect this to be so complex!...

wow, I didn't expect this to be so complex! Appreciate all the replies.
I am not sure why Brodie supplied the bike with a 26.4mm seatpost. It did come with a Brodie shim. The current post slides in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-14-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By wunderkind
In the past I have commuted with Kenda Kwest...

In the past I have commuted with Kenda Kwest 700x28c. Never had a problem in the wet or puddles. I've since been using Panaracer Ribmo 700x25 semi-slicks. Also no problems in the wet. I think thinner...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-14-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By wunderkind
Seatpost question

Hi ya,

I am looking for an extra seat post. The spec sheet for my Brodie Dos says 27.2 but turns out that it can only accept 26.4mm which the current seatpost is. (man that sounds like...
Forum: Commuting 11-12-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,588
Posted By wunderkind
Erratic cycling. Darting about without due...

Erratic cycling. Darting about without due notice. Hand gestures not cool anymore?
Biking at night without lights.... dressed in dark clothing.

Sidewalk cycling when there are clearly marked...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-12-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By wunderkind
You guys are right. Coming from road bikes, I got...

You guys are right. Coming from road bikes, I got so used to brakes with ****ers (aka brifters). I meant brake levers. No shifters....especially the Brodie Dos is a 2 speed SRAM Automatix. So sorry...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By wunderkind
The photo shows a Tektro shifter lever mechanism...

The photo shows a Tektro shifter lever mechanism with the brake cable.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-11-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By wunderkind
So far I am enjoying. Apart from my BMX and a...

So far I am enjoying. Apart from my BMX and a Banana chopper bike that I had as a kid, all my bikes are multi-speeds. So this is a funky experience. I can see the draw of just pedalling the bike...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-11-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By wunderkind
Brake Lever/Cabler: Is this Normal?

So I recently won a Brodie Dos 2.1 at my company contest. Yeah pretty cool.

I noticed that the shifter cable looks like this. http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p1741679197-4.jpg

The lever is...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-10-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,136
Posted By wunderkind
Busy MUPs are dangerous because of...

Busy MUPs are dangerous because of unpredictability. Avoid those.
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-10-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By wunderkind
Why not go get a hitch at U-Haul for $150. A...

Why not go get a hitch at U-Haul for $150. A hitch mount isn't too expensive.
Forum: Commuting 11-10-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By wunderkind
1km one-way. Yes. It's not a typo. I ride...

1km one-way.

Yes. It's not a typo.
I ride with my suit and dress pants just like the Europeans.
Forum: Western Canada 11-10-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By wunderkind
For products it's hard to beat MEC. Unless you...

For products it's hard to beat MEC. Unless you want something really $pecific.
No problems with services although I am a DIY person. I avoid the Broadway location because it is so busy. Sometimes...
Forum: Commuting 11-10-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By wunderkind
:lol: I know. I do walk most of the time...

:lol: I know. I do walk most of the time especially on rainy days.
But I find excuses to ride whenever I can. Taking a more meandering route with the bike vs. direct.
Forum: Western Canada 11-09-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By wunderkind
There's an MEC on Broadway. I like 'em.

There's an MEC on Broadway. I like 'em.
Forum: Commuting 11-09-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,337
Posted By wunderkind
I believe ebay or aliexpress sell a fully lit...

I believe ebay or aliexpress sell a fully lit body suit. Just slip it on before you go. Runs on Lithium ion power pack. I'm sure you can find a complimentary helmet.
Forum: Commuting 11-09-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,814
Posted By wunderkind
Door to Door Walk = 10 min Drive = 3 min ...

Door to Door

Walk = 10 min
Drive = 3 min
Bike = 2 min
Forum: Commuting 11-09-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By wunderkind
I'm Baaaccckkk!!!

After a few great years of cyclo-commuting, I went back on my car because of a lady co-worker friend who asked me to carpool with her. During that time, my main commuter bike got stolen! :cry: A bike...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-07-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By wunderkind
Anyone had experience with a 2speed auto?

Hi all,
I recently won a brodie dos 2.1 at my company contest. It has a SRAM automatic 2 SPD hub. I've not tried this before. Just wondering if you had. Understand this is a single SPD section....
Forum: Recreational & Family 08-01-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By wunderkind
Yeah. Been doing a bunch of research and so far...

Yeah. Been doing a bunch of research and so far only 1 1/4" is available for the Mazda6. Mine's a wagon. I think I'm gonna go with U-Haul. Lifetime warranty and all that.
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-31-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By wunderkind
Vehicle Hitch advise

Hi there!

Family has expanded and I've decided that it is time to get one of those tow hitches installed on my Mazda6 wagon. I read that Class I hitch can carry up to 200lbs but max 2 bikes? We...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-21-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By wunderkind
A Bob-what?! Is that a bottle of whisky?

A Bob-what?!

Is that a bottle of whisky?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-21-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By wunderkind
Anyone familiar with M K M bicycles?

Can anyone tell me the quality of these bikes. I know through limited searches the company formed by 3 british persons. I like to know the quality of the frame, built, components. I think it is Campy...
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