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Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By lax

I ride the 1000 islands parkway just about every...

I ride the 1000 islands parkway just about every week! I use exclusively regular wire bead paselas, and have only had 1 flat this year, on a pair that was just at the end of its life, and on a city...
06-03-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,614
Posted By lax

I really enjoy henrywildeberry. Check out his...

I really enjoy henrywildeberry. Check out his youtube channel if you are into randonneuring, steel bikes, great music and nice people.
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,600
Posted By lax

I love this!

I love this!
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,600
Posted By lax

That Trek is one handsome bike! I love how the...

That Trek is one handsome bike! I love how the pump colour matches the headtube.
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,463
Posted By lax

I use the VO wheel stabilizer on my 80s MTB set...

I use the VO wheel stabilizer on my 80s MTB set up in touring mode, it works perfectly for stopping the bars/levers from mangling the TT....
04-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By lax

I'm in the process of acquiring parts for a build...

I'm in the process of acquiring parts for a build that will be setup as 10spd (11-34) using the Dia-Compe ENE shifters that Velo Orange sell.
04-04-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By lax

Notice the publication date of that article?...

Notice the publication date of that article? ...definitely an April fools joke :P
03-31-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

I've decided to rebuild it myself, I already have...

I've decided to rebuild it myself, I already have a copy of Musson's book, so this seems like a good time to learn... Does anyone have a recommendation for a stout 36H 26" rim that isn't made by...
03-28-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

Bingo! They told me to keep an eye on it and...

Bingo! They told me to keep an eye on it and replace it if I see any cracks forming. He also insisted that the wheel had a hard impact...
03-28-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

From what I understand, Aeroheat is the old name...

From what I understand, Aeroheat is the old name for what is now called the Dyad in the 26" size. I do believe it is the same product.
03-28-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

Nope, just me. I've contacted Velocity, and am...

Nope, just me. I've contacted Velocity, and am waiting to hear what their opinion is.
03-28-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

It seems odd to me that even an average pothole...

It seems odd to me that even an average pothole could cause this, I weigh 140 lbs, and don't carry huge loads > 20 lbs.
03-28-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

I don't have any pictures of it in brand new...

I don't have any pictures of it in brand new condition, but I don't recall seeing anything before, and the front rim is absolutely perfect.
03-28-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

Could be, though I don't remember a specific hard...

Could be, though I don't remember a specific hard hit, the roads are pretty bad after the winter we had here.
03-28-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By lax

Is this rim toast? (Velocity Aeroheat)

I was cleaning my bike and I noticed there was a spoke completely loose on the rear wheel. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a bulge on the rim where the nipple exits (see photo). There is a similar...
Forum: Touring
10-02-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By lax

MEC Skyway

I don't know if you can order one of these outside of Canada, but I have one and it seems to fit your requirements: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5057-509/Skyway-Cycling-Helmet...
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,600
Posted By lax

Planned on a 4 day tour, but I ended it early...

Planned on a 4 day tour, but I ended it early since the weather was not cooperating....
Forum: Commuting
09-24-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,137
Posted By lax

I ran 26x1.75 marathon winters last winter, and...

I ran 26x1.75 marathon winters last winter, and they worked great. If you are on the fence between the marathon vs normal winter model, I would say at least get the full marathon for the front, as it...
01-27-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By lax

My suggestion is to look for a used late 80s mtb....

My suggestion is to look for a used late 80s mtb. If you find one that has forward facing horizontal dropouts then you can convert it to IGH or SS if you want. You should be able to outfit the bike...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By lax

I wouldn't really go much past 50mm tires with...

I wouldn't really go much past 50mm tires with 60mm fenders. I've got 1.75" (~45mm) tires on my bike with Velo Orange stainless 60mm fenders and there is perfect clearance. As a side note the Velo...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,440
Posted By lax

Off topic, but just letting you know that many...

Off topic, but just letting you know that many old gas masks contain asbestos in the filter, so if you buy one I recommend disposing of the filter carefully and not even trying to breathe through it.
11-16-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,152
Posted By lax

As another alternative does anyone have...

As another alternative does anyone have experience running these modern dynamo light systems on dc batteries? I'm looking at the iq cyo premium and toplight line-plus.
11-15-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By lax

I think you might find that even if you...

I think you might find that even if you successfully re-radius the 63mm fenders, that there would not be a lot of clearance with 2.4" tires. I have the 26" 60mm VO fenders and wouldn't want to go...
11-10-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,194
Posted By lax

I treated the inside of my steel frame and fork...

I treated the inside of my steel frame and fork with boeshield t-9, hopefully it will stay rust free. I also am using waterproof grease (blue stuff) on all areas of potential water ingress. I think I...
11-02-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,152
Posted By lax

I'm definitely thinking about it...

I'm definitely thinking about it...
11-02-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,152
Posted By lax

Dynamo light compatibility: hub vs bottle

In building my winter commuter bike I am thinking of adding dynamo lighting, and am interested in trying a new bottle style dynamo like the AXA HR (to test the waters without committing to a new...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By lax

Thanks for the input. My inclination is to go for...

Thanks for the input. My inclination is to go for the 56cm to be on the safe side, that way I would also be more able to run drop bars if I ever wanted to as well.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By lax

BD City Bikes

I'm thinking of buying one of the bikesdirect city bikes (essex, oxford or kensington). I'm not sure if I should go for the 56cm or the 59cm size, I haven't seen any pictures or description of the...
08-28-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By lax

Right now I ride a bike that has an ETT of 56cm,...

Right now I ride a bike that has an ETT of 56cm, and an 80mm +7deg stem though it is set up with drop bars. I'm not sure what the switch from drops to upright (swept back north road) handlebars...
08-25-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By lax

Bike fit for upright riding

I'm looking to buy a bike for general utility riding with the odd longer weekend ride (50-100km) and prefer a relatively upright (though perhaps not bolt-upright) position. I've been looking at size...
07-20-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,233
Posted By lax

I've read that the XL-FDD is strong enough to...

I've read that the XL-FDD is strong enough to bend forks if not careful: http://smutpedaller.blogspot.ca/2012/02/sturmey-archer-xl-fdd-x-rd3-review.html....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,995
Posted By lax

I had a scoop shallow on my bike (drop handlebars...

I had a scoop shallow on my bike (drop handlebars level with saddle - maybe a touch below), and found that it put too much pressure on my male anatomy, I switched to a saddle with a flat profile and...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By lax

Do the nexus hubs use cup/cone like other Shimano...

Do the nexus hubs use cup/cone like other Shimano hubs? I'm wondering how they would fare in the winter (not a fan of repacking too often...)
Forum: Commuting
07-14-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By lax

Mostly for riding through Ottawa winters (sandy,...

Mostly for riding through Ottawa winters (sandy, salty slush everywhere). I have used both V-brakes and calipers and don't really mind extra weight, if they are much nicer to deal with in bad weather.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By lax

Great to hear about the XL-FDD. Do the old CCM...

Great to hear about the XL-FDD. Do the old CCM bikes have the same issues as Raleigh three speeds (non standard BB threading, etc.)? I've seen a few around here and have thought about building one up...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By lax

Any new bikes with drum brakes?

I've recently become obsessed with the idea of a bike with drum brakes (front dynamo, rear IGH). I'm thinking of finding an old steel touring frame and building up some wheels, because try as I might...
11-02-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By lax

It's a Bombtrack Arise (2016 model). They have...

It's a Bombtrack Arise (2016 model). They have since switched to threaded I think in the 2017 model.
10-27-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By lax

I'm starting to think it might be worth the risk,...

I'm starting to think it might be worth the risk, since removing the press fit bearings before application will probably destroy them anyways I might as well risk doing it with them in place. I only...
10-26-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By lax

Frame Saver without removing bottom bracket

Has anyone had success using Frame Saver on a bike without removing the bottom bracket? My bike has a press fit BB86 and I would rather not remove it for application (I think removal destroys the...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,143
Posted By lax

Is this the OR Helium bivy? If so, how do you...

Is this the OR Helium bivy? If so, how do you like it?
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,143
Posted By lax

If I recall correctly... IIRC means: if I recall...

If I recall correctly... IIRC means: if I recall correctly. :)
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

To those of you who use a tarp system without a...

To those of you who use a tarp system without a tent... do you find the lack of privacy is ever a problem? For instance if you find yourself with other campers nearby?
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

Interesting, thanks for your feedback. how quick...

Interesting, thanks for your feedback. how quick is the tent to set up? Are you using the optional poles from the same company?
Forum: Touring
06-04-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

Do you find the Siltarp 1 is large enough when it...

Do you find the Siltarp 1 is large enough when it rains and you are using your bug bivy?
Forum: Touring
06-03-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

Following someones suggestion I found the Six...

Following someones suggestion I found the Six Moon Designs Skyscape (http://sixmoondesigns.com/tents/SkyscapeScout.html) which I might go with since it uses three segment 45" poles and it is green.
Forum: Touring
06-03-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

I'm starting to think that this, or a half frame...

I'm starting to think that this, or a half frame bag might be the most practical solution.
Forum: Touring
06-03-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

Unfortunately, the 13" is without poles and the...

Unfortunately, the 13" is without poles and the optional ones are 17".
Forum: Touring
06-03-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

I was probably a bit unclear, sorry about that....

I was probably a bit unclear, sorry about that. What I tried to convey was that a tent that fits my ideal (<15" packed + stealth colours) would be my first choice, but if I cannot find one that I...
Forum: Touring
06-03-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,480
Posted By lax

Ultralight & stealth tent that fits in front panniers

Hi there. I'm going to be doing some short <1 week tours and will be travelling light with only front panniers (ortlieb sport packer plus) and a drybag on a handlebar harness (filled with my sleeping...
Forum: Touring
05-02-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By lax

I am now considering the combo approach with a...

I am now considering the combo approach with a lowrider rack and a handlebar bag (or possibly a minirack). I just found the Arkel AC Lowrider (Used to be sold by OMM?) which looks like it might be a...
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