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Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By mercator
In addition to craigslist, you should also check...

In addition to craigslist, you should also check out kijiji (annoying interface) and pinkbike.
Here's some road bikes in Saskatoon...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,903
Posted By mercator
:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,108
Posted By mercator
Seven, but only three in the regular rotation. ...

Seven, but only three in the regular rotation.
Definitely looking to expand the collection though - need new boots for winter, plus a pair of spd sandals would be nice.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,183
Posted By mercator
As a 195 pounder with both steel and carbon...

As a 195 pounder with both steel and carbon bikes*, I feel I have to support your interest in carbon. I love riding my Lemond but the difference in weight and stiffness relative to my 10 year old...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,521
Posted By mercator
Of course, you could always go for the best of...

Of course, you could always go for the best of both worlds and use a Ti ruler but you have to be careful not to scratch the chain with it.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,511
Posted By mercator
Shimano's pricing model is pretty effective, and...

Shimano's pricing model is pretty effective, and the companies that use their stuff have the market figured out nicely.
Most serious bikes come with a minimum of 105, which is perfectly functional....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,580
Posted By mercator
Getting ready to box my bike up right now... so...

Getting ready to box my bike up right now... so thinking this would be nice:
http://hollandcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/codysbike.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By mercator
The race numbers give it a real air of...

The race numbers give it a real air of authenticity.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-05-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By mercator
Based on my past transactions, I think what is...

Based on my past transactions, I think what is happening is the site is estimating the price in CAD (or USD) but the actual billing is done in Pounds with the conversion done by the bank.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-05-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By mercator
It's a nice bike and I'm sure you will enjoy it. ...

It's a nice bike and I'm sure you will enjoy it. Too bad there aren't any good roads to ride it on in NU, there sure is a lot of daylight right now.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22,909
Views: 3,665,906
Posted By mercator
Hot

Hot
Forum: Commuting 06-29-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 856
Posted By mercator
This sounds like the problem is entirely due to...

This sounds like the problem is entirely due to the style of riding. If you are getting pinch flats, they likely occur when you ride up over a square curb or other sharp surface and the tube is...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By mercator
Can you define 'dabbling'?

Can you define 'dabbling'?
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,901
Posted By mercator
Although I have enjoyed the...

Although I have enjoyed the yelling/waving/assploding crabon/400watts/best chain lube threads, I mostly just come here for the photo threads now.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By mercator
I vote defective tire. I had exactly the same...

I vote defective tire. I had exactly the same problem with a gatorskin last year.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By mercator
I've used them multiple times with (mostly) good...

I've used them multiple times with (mostly) good results. One time a package was lost in shipping, they refunded without any issues.

As mentioned, there are alternatives from the UK with a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-20-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By mercator
Actually, Condor ...

Actually, Condor (https://www.condorcycles.com/)is still making custom bikes. I was in their shop a couple of years ago, seemed to be going strong.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-14-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25,639
Views: 14,392,026
Posted By mercator
I like the second one better. Looks more...

I like the second one better. Looks more comfortable.
Forum: Foo 06-08-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By mercator
Check out the link I posted, observing transits...

Check out the link I posted, observing transits was a major scientific activity in the early days of geodesy. In fact they didn't just observe the transits of the sun, but the planets and even the...
Forum: Foo 06-08-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By mercator
Back in those days, local time was set by...

Back in those days, local time was set by observing the suns' transit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_circle) over the local meridian - allowing precise definition of local noon. Since time...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,534
Posted By mercator
Appreciate if you'd weigh in on this thread...

Appreciate if you'd weigh in on this thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html).
Forum: Road Cycling 06-07-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By mercator
For me, the best indicator seems to be the number...

For me, the best indicator seems to be the number on the scale first thing in the morning. Lower mass seems to correlate well with improved fitness.
Seeing some good progress this month.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,276
Posted By mercator
You can still find garmin 500 deals out there. ...

You can still find garmin 500 deals out there. No frills, meets all your requirements.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-30-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By mercator
The wahoo will work, and it appears that topeak...

The wahoo will work, and it appears that topeak also makes one. Here is some info. (http://bikesmarts.com/4-iphone-android-friendly-cadence-speed-sensors-reviews/)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-27-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By mercator
A phone is ok for shorter rides, and you can get...

A phone is ok for shorter rides, and you can get all the sensors you might want to work with it. I used mine that way for a while and it was fine, but the need to carry a battery backup on longer...
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