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Forum: Commuting
02-25-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,073
Posted By Varroa

Here is what I carry: 138992 ...

Here is what I carry:

138992

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442630127&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302694099&bmUID=1267125095666
02-24-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By Varroa

I use these. Decent sound quality and volume but...

I use these. Decent sound quality and volume but you can still hear the traffic:

http://www.sennheiser.ca/live/senn/produit/en/108/56

138784
Forum: Commuting
09-06-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,717
Posted By Varroa

For those that think this is a Canadian thing,...

For those that think this is a Canadian thing, please don't try that in Montreal. You will get run over!
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Varroa

I had a similar problem. I work for the public...

I had a similar problem. I work for the public sector in a large building. We had alot of abandoned bikes as well. Some disappeared on their own, some didn't. Then one week a note went out, all bike...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,211
Posted By Varroa

Well I guess I am lucky. I am a avid moutainbiker...

Well I guess I am lucky. I am a avid moutainbiker so when I commute I were a combination of baggy MTB clothes and cheap Costco quick dry stuff (plus my courier bag). I have been accused of being a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Varroa

That looks interesting, I want one!

That looks interesting, I want one!
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By Varroa

I just got a Timbuk2 bag. So far it has it's good...

I just got a Timbuk2 bag. So far it has it's good and bad points. The white interior makes looking for things a breeze and the shoulder strap pad is extra cushy. I don't like the were the pockets are...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 06:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,441
Posted By Varroa

None last year or this year, several the year...

None last year or this year, several the year before due to weird circumstances. On my MTB i get them about 1 per year. I used armoured tires for commuting and it helps alot. On the trail I get snake...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-08, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,968
Posted By Varroa

I've had lots of close calls similar to what you...

I've had lots of close calls similar to what you have described. I guess also being a MTBer helps in those situations cause I have managed to avoid/manuever my way out of an accident everytime so far...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Varroa

Costco in Ottawa on Merivale had half a table...

Costco in Ottawa on Merivale had half a table full, I picked up a green one. Pretty good for the price but I will save my full judgement for after I ride with it. It has a smalll pocket in the rear...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By Varroa

I have bought several of the coolmax t-shirts and...

I have bought several of the coolmax t-shirts and sleeveless ts from costco and have been happy with all of them. The quality is good and the price is excellent. I will have to go and check these new...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,344
Posted By Varroa

Sorry about the large picture, there is something...

Sorry about the large picture, there is something wrong with my post (the photo is no where near that large).

I think the Devinci's are of a higher quality than Norco's but Norco's are still good...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,344
Posted By Varroa

I own a Copenhagen performance hybrid by Devinci....

I own a Copenhagen performance hybrid by Devinci. It is a great bike with great specs. There are Canadian made (one of the few actually made in Canada) and come with good specs for the money. They...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,091
Posted By Varroa

I use to live in Vancouver BC so I understand...

I use to live in Vancouver BC so I understand your dilema. I found that one of those cheap, polyester cycling jackets worked the best. Put a good layer of DWR on itt (durable water repelent) and keep...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,969
Posted By Varroa

The Ottawa store was getting low on some sizes so...

The Ottawa store was getting low on some sizes so just be warned that they may be out of stock (I know they are out of stock on the beige/Medium size ;)
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,969
Posted By Varroa

I just discovered Knickers!

Hey, long time rider here (mostly off road and about 3000km of commuting per year) and I just discovered the joys of riding with knickers! I was always a MTB shorts guy with chamious undernear but...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,803
Posted By Varroa

I think that is my problem, the mirror is so high...

I think that is my problem, the mirror is so high up that my eyes hurt trying to look up and over to see it. I admit that a bar mounted one has it limitations but I found it equivalent to using a car...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,803
Posted By Varroa

I tried 3 different visor/glasses mounted mirrors...

I tried 3 different visor/glasses mounted mirrors and they all gave me headaches from straining to look up at them. No matter which one I tried they all ended up being too high and hurting my eyes. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,960
Posted By Varroa

I have ridden a Mtn bike with big fat slicks as...

I have ridden a Mtn bike with big fat slicks as my primary commuter for years. This year I got a performance hybrid with super skinny tires. I discovered the super skinny tires aren't all they are...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,319
Posted By Varroa

Speaking of riding in the rain in Coquitlam, I...

Speaking of riding in the rain in Coquitlam, I use to ride up and down Burnaby Mtn on the trails everyday before disks were commonly available. In the winter I use to go through a set of brake pads...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,620
Posted By Varroa

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still alive...

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still alive (I am the OP). Update on my light, I got it last winter and it is still going strong. I moved it to my new bike that had no fenders and on a REALLY wet...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,243
Posted By Varroa

I ordered a single AA light during the sale also...

I ordered a single AA light during the sale also but I have in the past made some orders with them and it is pretty fast. Expect your shippment in less than two weeks. The last order I made was for...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,947
Posted By Varroa

Thanks! She ain't fast but she is a blast to...

Thanks! She ain't fast but she is a blast to ride. The skulls are all hand airbrushed on the frame and fenders. I picked up a skateboard style helmet with some pin-striping on it to match and I just...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-07, 07:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,947
Posted By Varroa

I have a Nirve Cruiser with a 3 speed hub that I...

I have a Nirve Cruiser with a 3 speed hub that I use occasionally to commute on (17 km/10 miles each way). It is slower than my other bikes and the coaster brake makes me nervious in traffic (so I...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-07, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By Varroa

I just installed my first brooks on my commuter....

I just installed my first brooks on my commuter. I use to have a Ti railed, gel insert saddle with a "comfort" channel in it and it hurt my butt on every ride and made me numb. I switch to my new...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Varroa

bandanna or a coolmax beanie.

bandanna or a coolmax beanie.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-07, 06:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

Well, looks like candlepower forums is back up...

Well, looks like candlepower forums is back up after their server upgrade. Here is the link to the thread about upgrading the doubleshot with SSC P4 LEDs (similar to Cree LEDs).

Enjoy!
...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Varroa

Ok, so I am a little confused. For $50USD I can...

Ok, so I am a little confused. For $50USD I can send in my 4 AA 5 watt dinotte and they will upgrade the LED and send me the 200L Lithium ion battery pack? If this is true then do they send a charger...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

never even considered that.

I never even looked at the helmet mount for my Dinotte, maybe I should give that a try with my fenix.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

Ok, I had time to compare the Cateye Doubleshot...

Ok, I had time to compare the Cateye Doubleshot to my Fenix Cree light. The cateye won for throw but only by a small amount. At first I couldn't tell them apart but after a few minutes I could tell...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

Sorry but the Cree/Cateye comparison with have to...

Sorry but the Cree/Cateye comparison with have to wait till tomorrow night as my cateye DS is dead and needs a charge. CPF is still down so I can't provide the link to the upgraded DS, hopefully...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

The 5 watt Dinotte is only good for the...

The 5 watt Dinotte is only good for the handlebars since it is a flood and doesn't have much throw. I will compare the cateye DS to my Fenix tonight OUTSIDE and see what the throw is like, then I...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

Ok, I did a very controlled experiment to see...

Ok, I did a very controlled experiment to see which is the brightest, a Fenix P1D (Cree XR-E LED), a Dinotte 5watt (5 watt Luxeon) or my Cateye Doubleshot (2 x 3 Watt Luxeon LEDs). The "experiment"...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

I have a fenix P1D which uses a Cree XR-E LED (up...

I have a fenix P1D which uses a Cree XR-E LED (up to 135 lumens for 1 hour). I will compare it to my Dinotte 5watt and my Cateye Doubleshot tonight and let you guys know.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Varroa

Apparently the PHATMoose has Brookes stuff in...

Apparently the PHATMoose has Brookes stuff in Ottawa. I'll let you know.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Varroa

Sorry for the thread jacking but in Canada is...

Sorry for the thread jacking but in Canada is there a place to get Proofide? I just ordered one of the B-17s with the copper rivets and I have never heard of this stuff. From all the posts I know...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Varroa

This year I have seen: lots of groundhogs ...

This year I have seen:

lots of groundhogs
1 beaver
1 skunk
1 or 2 birds
1 or 2 squirrel
Forum: Commuting
05-09-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Varroa

I also have one of these besides the "cool tool"...

I also have one of these besides the "cool tool" but I wouldn't recommend it. The first time I used it I managed to bend the tool now nothing sits right in it:
...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Varroa

I carry a couple of tools with me but my favorite...

I carry a couple of tools with me but my favorite is the "cool tool". Not sure if they make it anymore but it has everything I could ever need.

"This award winning bike tool is consistently...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,101
Posted By Varroa

I have 3: 1) Devinci Havok 1 FS MTN bike ...

I have 3:

1) Devinci Havok 1 FS MTN bike
2) Nirve Fifty Five Cruiser
3) Commuter bike (old Rocky Mtn race MTN bike converted to a city bike with slicks and mirrors)
...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,917
Posted By Varroa

I didn't know they made Ergons for gripshift. I...

I didn't know they made Ergons for gripshift. I ended up cutting my full sized ones to fit with my gripshift. :(
Forum: Commuting
03-30-07, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,706
Posted By Varroa

I ran a 3 inch screw through mine. Went in the...

I ran a 3 inch screw through mine. Went in the top and out the side wall at 44km/hr. I fixed the side wall and have put 3500 km on mine so far. I only wish i could have found the folding ones.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Varroa

not lately

I remember being able to get those in the early 90's when bullhorn bars were all the rage but haven't seen them in a long while.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Varroa

I have the same problem so I ordered one of...

I have the same problem so I ordered one of these:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=92&subcategory=1052&sku=12832&brand=

click on the image to see how it mounts.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By Varroa

Thanks, the double stem idea is a good one but I...

Thanks, the double stem idea is a good one but I would have to buy new shocks to get a longer stearing tube for that to work. I went ahead and ordered the bikenashbar one, thanks!
Forum: Commuting
03-17-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By Varroa

Sorry for the thread jacking but where do all you...

Sorry for the thread jacking but where do all you guys get those little parallel handlebars? The second bar that the shifter indicators are on? I have seen them on lots of bikes but I have never seen...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,866
Posted By Varroa

Best place to get Fenix lights in N.America is...

Best place to get Fenix lights in N.America is the Fenix Store:

http://www.fenix-store.com/

The owner is terrific and does excellent warranty work and customer service. All prices include...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By Varroa

I use Polydent, the stuff used to clean dentures....

I use Polydent, the stuff used to clean dentures. Make sure you get the quick acting, no flavoured one. It takes all the stains out and disinfects at the same time. Takes 2 - 3 tablets to clean a...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Varroa

I agree! The gore-tex patches are incredible....

I agree! The gore-tex patches are incredible. They not only last (I have one on my biking pants that is 3 years old) but they also are iron on. They don't frey (sp?) around the edges either.

P.S....
Forum: Commuting
11-09-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,051
Posted By Varroa

They have a Nikwax for cotton and fleece. You...

They have a Nikwax for cotton and fleece. You could try one of those. The cotton one can make a t-shirt into a water bag for a short period of time.
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