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Forum: Road Cycling 09-16-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By DPV
Post Crash Bike Care/Maintenance?

Hi Everyone,

Wish i was posting under better circumstances, but have a question I'd like to submit to anyone that might have some good experience/advise:

About a week ago I was riding a group...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-11, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By DPV
Of course: the website is www.flyxii.com ...

Of course: the website is www.flyxii.com

Payment was done through paypal, so seems secure, and like I said, 2 carbon cages for $23 including shipping to Canada is a pretty good deal- at the very...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By DPV
I just bought two carbon cages from flyxii.com....

I just bought two carbon cages from flyxii.com. They seem to be a Chinese carbon factory selling direct. Someone here posted a thread about a bike build they had made from one of their frames, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By DPV
All these bikes have very similar level of...

All these bikes have very similar level of components, and at your experience you may not really notice the subtle differences between the bikes (not patronising you, I was exactly the same just over...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-24-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,015
Posted By DPV
Time Ulteam RS Carbon... A bit pricey, but the...

Time Ulteam RS Carbon... A bit pricey, but the ability to heat mold at home whenever I want means the fit is perfect every ride. Plus... red makes me go faster!
Forum: Road Cycling 08-18-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By DPV
Love the colour scheme - Have been thinking of...

Love the colour scheme - Have been thinking of adding red accents to my own black bike, but didn't want to invest what little disposable cash I have on something I was only half sure about... you've...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-17-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,310
Posted By DPV
If someone gave me Di2 for free, I'll happily...

If someone gave me Di2 for free, I'll happily join the cult. Until then, I'm too poor to have an engine move my chain for me...

+1 to the idea of using DA7900 hardware with U Di2 FD/RD... read...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By DPV
As I mentioned, this morning was my 1st ever flat...

As I mentioned, this morning was my 1st ever flat so even though I knew the *theory* of how to do it, I wasn't confident of actually changing a tube - so I might have only half-heartedly offered...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By DPV
Thank you Mystery Bike Commuter!

So today, being Casual Friday in the office and a glorious morning weather wise, I decided to forego my usual bike commuter set up and take my road bike into work.

Of course, I completely forgot...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By DPV
Hope For The Future!

Just saw this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14380367

If only every mayor was like that...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-27-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,357
Posted By DPV
Huge round of applause for your LBS... they...

Huge round of applause for your LBS... they really pulled out all the stops for you (and glad to see that you're repaying their service with some nice upgrades- everyone wins!) Bravo on the new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-24-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 313
Posted By DPV
After awful weather this summer, the first thing...

After awful weather this summer, the first thing I did when seeing the sun this morning was grab my bike and head out for a solo ride up the sea to sky highway. Glorious day for riding, and couldn't...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-11, 11:55 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 21,468
Posted By DPV
...when your only reaction to seeing 3" of snow...

...when your only reaction to seeing 3" of snow on the ground in the morning, is to layer up and leave 10 minutes earlier.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By DPV
For the limited budget you have, I would suggest...

For the limited budget you have, I would suggest renting a bike on the day, plus a couple of times in the run up so you can train. I'm not sure what kind of prices rentals are in your area, but a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By DPV
If it's soreness that's stopping you from...

If it's soreness that's stopping you from commuting, I find some stretching before bed and first thing in the morning (nothing crazy, just 5-10 minutes) always gets me loose and feeling motivated to...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,299
Posted By DPV
"How much of a difference is 54cm from 56cm?" ...

"How much of a difference is 54cm from 56cm?"


It's a 2cm difference.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,031
Posted By DPV
The Vancouver, BC weather this year blows too......

The Vancouver, BC weather this year blows too... Got a new bike and couldn't ride it for 3 days due to rain; wasn't willing to let it get soaked on it's first ride.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,732
Posted By DPV
I'd never heard of this wheelset before, but...

I'd never heard of this wheelset before, but after a scan through the website, and the above testimonials, I gotta get me a set! The customizable colouring is awesome, as I was looking for a red...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,672
Posted By DPV
On my commute, with my under-inflated tires, soft...

On my commute, with my under-inflated tires, soft front suspension and steel frame (I know, I know- I'm embarrased to even type it) I've dropped people in full team kits and CF bikes, and been...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By DPV
I'm thinking of taking it up. My legs are...

I'm thinking of taking it up. My legs are constantly stiff just from my commutes (which I use as training rides- always go hard) and weekend rides which both feature long climbs and not much in the...
Forum: Commuting 07-12-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By DPV
Out here last year I remember reading about a...

Out here last year I remember reading about a local guy who did the BC Bike Race (30km per day for 7 days over mountains) on a unicycle. He even won a couple of the stages if I remember correctly.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,927
Views: 2,037,609
Posted By DPV
oops- 1st post and already a newb mistake! I...

oops- 1st post and already a newb mistake! I meant a Caad8 with 105... just like the picture! Of course, it'll be a little while before I put killer wheels on mine like rydox....

I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9,927
Views: 2,037,609
Posted By DPV
Hey! I feel like I've been cheated! Where's the...

Hey! I feel like I've been cheated! Where's the freakin' bike porn???

Counting down the hours to the end of my work day- heading to my LBS straight after to pick up my new CAAD8.5! My first road...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-08-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,517
Posted By DPV
This thread is terrifying me... I'm leaving...

This thread is terrifying me... I'm leaving before I get too scared to ride again- my rides always feature 30-40mph downhill sections...
Forum: Western Canada 07-07-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 27,673
Posted By DPV
Hey guys/girls, Just wanted to say hey and...

Hey guys/girls,

Just wanted to say hey and introduce myself - I'm a recently converted bike commuter from North Van to Downtown core. Right now I'm riding a beat up no name mountain bike with...
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