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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By roby

Specialized Allez Elite 2008 | road | Markham /...

Specialized Allez Elite 2008 | road | Markham / York Region | Kijiji (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/markham-york-region/specialized-allez-elite-2008/1071130817?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true)
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05-13-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,421
Posted By roby

I went shopping for a car with my bicycle... had...

I went shopping for a car with my bicycle... had to test drive barefoot :)

Also drove in to dealership with bikes to test fit in car. Didn't fit, still bought that car, and a roof rack.

Hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,254
Posted By roby

Hmm good point, I must have remembered this bit...

Hmm good point, I must have remembered this bit wrong. That said I started untruing and busting spokes less than a month after purchasing. I put tens of thousands of KM's on my Shimanos without...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,254
Posted By roby

I tend to take this spoke count thing with a...

I tend to take this spoke count thing with a grain of salt. I bought a Tarmac Comp in 09 with the stock 16/20 shimano wheels. Never broke a spoke on them. Rode them hard for ~40 000km in a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,325
Posted By roby

bugs are the reason I started shaving personally....

bugs are the reason I started shaving personally. I wasn't going to do it until the bibittes started latching on and coming for the ride in my hairy legs! Not a bug, but I had a bird try to steal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By roby

Bah, people like me who can't afford a power...

Bah, people like me who can't afford a power meter and "train" on their daily commute (competitive commuting) can use average speed over a long period of time to quantify gains. 4 years ago ~25km/hr...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,922
Posted By roby

I've asked people if they wanted free advice. ...

I've asked people if they wanted free advice. Based on their answer I give it to them or not. I once caught up to a lady who had clips, but was riding with her heels down. I told her I see that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,461
Posted By roby

I've had similar things since I was a child. For...

I've had similar things since I was a child. For me it's always like in the back of the knees in a sense. It doesn't happen very often but when it does I can't be comfortable unless I'm moving. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,092
Posted By roby

How to keep proper balance. What? I was 4! ...

How to keep proper balance. What? I was 4!

Roby!
Forum: Commuting
05-07-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,802
Posted By roby

Nothing about my commute is hard except fast...

Nothing about my commute is hard except fast riders. I live in ottawa friggin VALLEY! I get less than 200feet of climbing on my 60km roundtrip, and that's because I detour to hit a few hills. Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,383
Posted By roby

+10! 1 mile is what, 1.6 kilometers, so...

+10!

1 mile is what, 1.6 kilometers, so barely 3 minutes of riding. Add the time they would have spent driving that distance at the speed limit and substract it from total time and they lost...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 73,326
Posted By roby

To the no underwear nazis... do you commute in...

To the no underwear nazis... do you commute in your cycling shorts... do you bring a change of shorts for the return ride or... ewww!?!?!

For this reason, I wear underwear, which I change after I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,480
Posted By roby

Do people really like fish? IMO there are better...

Do people really like fish? IMO there are better ways of getting your daily protein intake, fish tastes like ass, why do people eat it? They couldn't possibly like it.

Sound familiar? Do what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By roby

Were you practicing your french on the long...

Were you practicing your french on the long climbs? Esti de calisse!
03-26-13, 12:13 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,145
Posted By roby

I also hate having to suck the life out of me for...

I also hate having to suck the life out of me for a sip of water. Don't know if I was doing it wrong but I could never get enough water fast enough when I used a CamelBack. When your HR is at 170,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,159
Posted By roby

I rolled up to a crotch rocket once. His bike...

I rolled up to a crotch rocket once. His bike was off due to a long light in the construction zone. I told him I'd take first pull. He laughed :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By roby

I got about 10,000km from my Specialized...

I got about 10,000km from my Specialized Mondo/Turbo, also weighed 200+ at the time and always ran ~120psi. My rear does end up running a bit square but I've never found it to be an issue. I think...
03-13-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,309
Posted By roby

He is an inexperienced (ignorant) driver. He...

He is an inexperienced (ignorant) driver. He should have remembered that he just passed a cyclist and not open his door on her. Why he parked in a bike lane and didn't shoulder check before opening...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,571
Posted By roby

I live in Ottawa, not Quebec! But I am french :)

I live in Ottawa, not Quebec! But I am french :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,571
Posted By roby

Within near 40k of riding so it's not so bad! ...

Within near 40k of riding so it's not so bad!

Just thought of another. One of my end caps was sticking out a bit after getting new bar tape, I tried to give it a little nudge in. Sideways I go!...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,571
Posted By roby

My right foot unclipped while I took off hard and...

My right foot unclipped while I took off hard and it swung into my front wheel. Luckily hit a spoke dead on instead of catching in between them! 23$ for spoke replacement, good as new! I promptly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,941
Posted By roby

This is what I tell people when they say I'm...

This is what I tell people when they say I'm crazy for having over 3K invested in bike/equipment. I'm down to less than 8c/km easy. Might be less, didn't always have a computer or actually count my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,941
Posted By roby

My riding is usually my commute. I try to keep...

My riding is usually my commute. I try to keep up with cars, draft busses or big trucks. Sprint from red lights to make it across the intersection before the cars. I keep my HR above a certain #,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,006
Posted By roby

No clue if electronics are your thing... A...

No clue if electronics are your thing...

A video camera that has the shape of my frame so you elastic band it to the top of your top tube and the lens sticks out on the side and you adjust your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By roby

Spoke count is nearly irrelevant if it's built...

Spoke count is nearly irrelevant if it's built right. Seems to me Shimano builds wheels right. I rode 24000km on my first set of Shimano RS10's when I weighted in around 235. After 2 years swapped...
02-22-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,258
Posted By roby

And pedestrians, pets, wheelchairs. Otherwise...

And pedestrians, pets, wheelchairs. Otherwise it's a MUP and not a Bicycle path.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By roby

HubDock - Remove your wheels without your cassette

http://hubdock.com/

Thoughts?

They don't seem to mention the weight or spoke counts, but for every day riding, changing flats, carrying bikes, washing wheel on weekends, etc it seems like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By roby

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-WH-RS80-Carbon-all...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-WH-RS80-Carbon-alloy-Clincher-Wheels-700c-Newest-Version-/121057497573?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c2f96d1e5

Love my wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,893
Posted By roby

Stop teasing with the warm weather!!! That's...

Stop teasing with the warm weather!!!

That's all I've got for you, the rest of the members covered the rest :)

Roby!
01-22-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,558
Posted By roby

That's the beauty of bicycles, they work the same...

That's the beauty of bicycles, they work the same way regardless where you are. You sit down, pedal and smile!
01-20-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,558
Posted By roby

Some car-free guy I used to work with has a...

Some car-free guy I used to work with has a pretty sweet setup.

http://tricolour.net/photos/2011/07/24/med/16-40-21i1.jpg
01-18-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,310
Posted By roby

I use the Sugoi RS Zero jacket with layers. I...

I use the Sugoi RS Zero jacket with layers. I like it.

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Roby!
01-08-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By roby

On top of option 1 and 2 that I agree with by...

On top of option 1 and 2 that I agree with by shepherdsflock,

3. the cold -20C air hurts my lungs if my HR is up in the 170+ range.
4. If I breath too hard through my balaclava or full face...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,775
Posted By roby

I don't see this stretch of road as a problem,...

I don't see this stretch of road as a problem, make good eye contact with upcoming drivers, let them know you're going for it, point at them if you have to! Come to Ottawa, these similar situation...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,775
Posted By roby

My only issue is getting buzzed within 3 feet, at...

My only issue is getting buzzed within 3 feet, at any speed. And when it happens downtown, I usually catch up and confront them very quickly. Got one charged, going to court as a witness shortly. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,248
Posted By roby

-3C, I wish! Thin wicking under layer, mild...

-3C, I wish! Thin wicking under layer, mild layer over it/wind resistant and a cycling specific jacket.

At -28C yesterday(before windchill) I used a thin short sleeve wicking layer, a thicker...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,654
Posted By roby

Yep, co-worker came in to the office, straight to...

Yep, co-worker came in to the office, straight to my desk and gave me praise and the "you are god" bow. -28C before windchill :) Im cheating really because it's only a 14km roundtrip commute where...
01-03-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By roby

The mups are for fun, my whole commute is on city...

The mups are for fun, my whole commute is on city street salt, slush and pavement. 4 years with the same bike, check out the pics I posted of its condition. I left my bike for 2 weeks in the garage...
01-03-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By roby

Running a full suspension Specialized XC FSR Pro...

Running a full suspension Specialized XC FSR Pro for 4 years in the winter. No issues with the front RockShock Reba or the rear Fox Triad, and Ottawa likes to use salt like killing the environment...
01-02-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By roby

I got my Stella 600 Dual for a great price on...

I got my Stella 600 Dual for a great price on ebay. It's awesome because one is a beam light and one is a flood light, one button activates/controls both. You can easily direct both to get great...
12-17-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,791
Posted By roby

I've got ice spikers and managed the whole Rideau...

I've got ice spikers and managed the whole Rideau Canal (when frozen) once. I had to go fairly quick too because technically no bicycles allowed! :) Considering this is a 7km skating rink with ruts...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By roby

I don't think it's cheap, but I love my Light and...

I don't think it's cheap, but I love my Light and Motion Vis 180 rear with the yellow side flashers and 4 moves (as well as my Stella 600 dual fronts) :) It so happens to match my brown bike :)
...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,550
Posted By roby

Bored on a sub 15 minute ride? Isn't there...

Bored on a sub 15 minute ride? Isn't there something on the way you can hop, jump off, race? I don't have time to get bored, I'm focused on my cadence and HR, and catching whatever the hell is in...
12-04-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By roby

How I would love to have the time to do that! I...

How I would love to have the time to do that! I reduce my cycling so that the time spent is about the same. That's usually cutting a ~55min 30km ride down to 20 at this time of year, and by the...
11-30-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,492
Posted By roby

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See for yourself. The most rusty parts are on my bike are surface rust on the brake nuts and disk brake nuts. No my frame is not rusty, that's the special...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,796
Posted By roby

Tehehe, he said Freezing and the real degrees(in...

Tehehe, he said Freezing and the real degrees(in Celcius) were still above zero. RIDE ON regardless :)

Roby!
11-27-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By roby

Yesterday. I woke up to our first snow...

Yesterday. I woke up to our first snow yesterday, and after my daily commute I put on the studs as the snow melting in the day sun causes alot of ice in the evening/next morning.

Today, I sound...
11-27-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,791
Posted By roby

It snowed yesterday and I hadn't swapped the...

It snowed yesterday and I hadn't swapped the studs on yet, but I still had loads of fun on my short commute, purposely locking up the rear, doing wheelies to see if I break my neck or not. I've got...
11-27-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,492
Posted By roby

Gotta be kidding. My first winter was ridden on...

Gotta be kidding. My first winter was ridden on a Norco Wolvering $500 bike. I was slow... and slow and uncomfortable on rough sections. It had cable disk brakes and that's about the most high end...
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