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Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By SylvainG

I air dry my bike clothes after every ride and...

I air dry my bike clothes after every ride and assist the drying with a fan. Only wash them once a week, which is about 10 hours of riding time, one hour each ride. Been doing that for years without...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By SylvainG

That's what I do too. Around October until I...

That's what I do too. Around October until I store my bike for the Winter (usually end of November/early December) and when I start again in late March/early April up until mid May, I switch to oil....
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3650 (3837 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By SylvainG

What about performance? Does it add much to the...

What about performance? Does it add much to the tire weight and rolling resistance?
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By SylvainG

I use Squirt Dry Lube as well. I'll reapply once...

I use Squirt Dry Lube as well. I'll reapply once a week or after a rain. Applying it is so easy (takes literally less than a minute from start to end) that I find it's not worth the trouble to use...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 28,618
Posted By SylvainG

Not today's but here's yesterday's commute to...

Not today's but here's yesterday's commute to work and back "anonymized" (ie, starts a few minutes after I departed and stops a few minutes before destination). I chose a more direct route in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By SylvainG

Haven't tried it but wonder if lightly passing a...

Haven't tried it but wonder if lightly passing a cotton ball over the tire would show if something is sticking out of the tire thread... I know it works well AFTER the puncture to see if there is...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,202
Posted By SylvainG

Saw something like this...

Saw something like this (https://ebikestore.com/shop/buddyrider/) last week on the path...
...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By SylvainG

After riding in the rain which tends to attract...

After riding in the rain which tends to attract more debris so this month, about 10 times so far. Very rainy month of June here.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3352 (3486 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
dschue5 (MN)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,426
Posted By SylvainG

This Bike Hand torque wrench...

This Bike Hand torque wrench (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B006WRWDWS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3222 (3356 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3222 (3356 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,662
Posted By SylvainG

The tool I posted in that thread...

The tool I posted in that thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=20947644&postcount=43) would make your life easier then...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,765
Posted By SylvainG

Over 15000 km on my tires and on my Shwalbe...

Over 15000 km on my tires and on my Shwalbe tires, never got a flat, which accounts for about 8 000 km of the time. For the other 7 000 km, on my Continental GP4000 II, I got three. One was a real...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,164
Posted By SylvainG

Looks similar to the Urban Circus jacket...

Looks similar to the Urban Circus jacket (https://urban-circus.fr/en/) I got last year. Got it when they were kickstarting it so got it for $100 CDN. I use it in cold weather and in cool weather...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By SylvainG

I got that one...

I got that one...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By SylvainG

My dress shoes always stays at work. When I...

My dress shoes always stays at work. When I switch to the car when there is snow on the ground, that means I'm now using Winter boots so like I said, dress shoes stays at work. Same as you, dress...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3141 (3275 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3141 (3275 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By SylvainG

AND A PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! Few times I got to work...

AND A PAIR OF UNDERWEAR! Few times I got to work only to find out I forgot to stash a underwear in my bag :( Being commando under dress pants is... special.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By SylvainG

If it's Summer and I know it's going to rain,...

If it's Summer and I know it's going to rain, instead of my SPD shoes, I'll wear my SPD sandals. That way, I don't have to dry my shoes for the ride next morning... If it's Spring or Fall, I'll use...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,164
Posted By SylvainG

Which model did you get?

Which model did you get?
05-18-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,713
Posted By SylvainG

I have this multitool...

I have this multitool (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bell-Roadside-700-15-in-1-Bike-Multi-Tool/15188468) (different but with the same chain repair) and tried in on a piece of chain I have. Bit harder on...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 3060 (3161 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2951 (3050 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2951 (3050 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2873.6 (3127.1 total) [69/77]
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1937
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,164
Posted By SylvainG

For a cool Spring rainy day, I use a cheap...

For a cool Spring rainy day, I use a cheap Rockbros rain jacket and pants (for really cool rainy days, otherwise just the jacket). It has ventilation on the back and waist. What was lacking was...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By SylvainG

I have 24"x12'x6' plastic storage box on a shelve...

I have 24"x12'x6' plastic storage box on a shelve in my closet where I put my current weather gears. Gears for opposite season is also in another storage box (with cover so it can be stacked with...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,977
Posted By SylvainG

Myself, to prevent my bike clothes from getting...

Myself, to prevent my bike clothes from getting smelly, luckily I have an office so behind the door, I have three hooks on the door and two on the wall. I hang on hangers my bike clothes and with the...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,946
Posted By SylvainG

I do the exact same thing. Lost my earbuds last...

I do the exact same thing. Lost my earbuds last week and bought a new pair. That pair uses the left earbud when used solo so I'm returning them.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By SylvainG

I added Mr Tuffy to my Continental GP4000 II...

I added Mr Tuffy to my Continental GP4000 II tires after getting two punctures in a month 2 years ago on these tires (had the tires for less than two months!). Didn't get a puncture since then. From...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,550
Posted By SylvainG

Interesting that this thread being barely a month...

Interesting that this thread being barely a month younger than the other thread is just 4 pages long while the 'other' thread now sits at 16 pages worth of replies...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,336
Posted By SylvainG

Drinks are held in water bottle cages (2). If my...

Drinks are held in water bottle cages (2). If my ride is long enough that I need to bring food (mostly bars or dried fruits/nuts), I use a small top bar bag...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By SylvainG

I usually do the Spring maintenance about two...

I usually do the Spring maintenance about two weekends before planning on starting my commute. If something needs changing, I have time to do it before I start my commute. The maintenance includes...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2723 (2812 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2723 (2812 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1655...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,550
Posted By SylvainG

What makes me happy while commuting: Riding...

What makes me happy while commuting:

Riding pass stopped cars stuck in traffic. The only one I ever felt bad for is a bike rider in full black leather gear stuck in traffic on a 30C sunny day....
Forum: Commuting
04-20-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 28,618
Posted By SylvainG

Thanks. That was the weird path watching the bike...

Thanks. That was the weird path watching the bike sliding like that. Indeed, very happy I was wearing an helmet and have gained the experience of not trusting unspiked tire on ice. Now I dismount and...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2493 (2587 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2493 (2587 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1655...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 28,618
Posted By SylvainG

Sled on a 20 feet ice patch on the MUP this...

Sled on a 20 feet ice patch on the MUP this morning riding at 25.3 km/h (according to my Garmin). Got some crosswind and the back wheel slipped sideways left and I went right. Hit the back of my head...
04-12-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,407
Posted By SylvainG

I bought that one from Amazon last year. Returned...

I bought that one from Amazon last year. Returned it a few days later. When riding, the video was really bad, fuzzy.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,542
Posted By SylvainG

[/left] What's your current rain shell if I may...

[/left]
What's your current rain shell if I may ask?
Forum: Commuting
04-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,240
Posted By SylvainG

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2198 (2292 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 2198 (2292 total miles YTD)augustgarage (CA) __________ 2011.4 (2172.3 total) [49/57]
Sasquatch (OR) _____________ 1863 (2050 YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 1562...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 28,618
Posted By SylvainG

How was my commute today? What commute?!!! It...

How was my commute today? What commute?!!! It snowed 5 cm and my commute is 20 km so I took the stupid car and was stuck in traffic. That's how my commute went today :mad: Won't thaw until later...
04-08-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,904
Posted By SylvainG

^^^^ This We're talking about yogurt here,...

^^^^
This

We're talking about yogurt here, not candy, juices or any food with simple sugar. Mind you, low fat sugar is actually worse for your health than full fat yogurt. Reason, they add sugar...
04-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,351
Posted By SylvainG

Lol, I guess I should proofread myself :innocent:

Lol, I guess I should proofread myself :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By SylvainG

Give this...

Give this (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001AYML7K?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image) a try (sorry for the large size)
...
04-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,904
Posted By SylvainG

For me, pro, as can be read here...

For me, pro, as can be read here (https://www.livestrong.com/article/341982-sugar-after-workouts/). Surely you didn't mean yourself that sugar is a worthless calorie.

Carbohydrates, including...
04-07-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,904
Posted By SylvainG

What do you mean "Useless sugar cal."?

What do you mean "Useless sugar cal."?
Forum: Commuting
04-07-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By SylvainG

Beside that one week two years ago, they served...

Beside that one week two years ago, they served me right for the last two years and yes, they are fast. Mind you, I do swap them for Marathon Plus in late Fall and early Spring. More aggressive...
04-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,122
Posted By SylvainG

Could it be because the chain is too thick? Ie,...

Could it be because the chain is too thick? Ie, grinding against the adjacent cogs?
04-07-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,351
Posted By SylvainG

Missing a coma here :D just remember all,...

Missing a coma here :D

just remember all, you cant fix stupid!! Pedal on!!

Or there? :innocent:

just remember all you cant fix, stupid!! Pedal on!!
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