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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,136
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks everyone! A heated discussion can often...

Thanks everyone! A heated discussion can often stir up some new insights and you've all given me plenty to mull over. We do have a local dealer here, so the next step would be to go for a test ride....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,136
Posted By Leo1903

Green Cruizer Brands...made in Chinese

These folders are incredibly inexpensive. Anyone have any experience with any of the models on this website. I'm considering getting a 20" wheel model.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,642
Posted By Leo1903

I used one of these today...a bandana which...

I used one of these today...a bandana which contains superabsorbent polymer crystals that take in up to 400 times their own weight in water, resulting in a cooling effect.

http://www.ahhcool.com/...
06-16-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By Leo1903

I'm 56 and have been car free for 8 years now and...

I'm 56 and have been car free for 8 years now and have never looked back. I would have done it sooner but it was more of a social pressure issue than anything. The shock to family was probably the...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks Bob for the your insight. I'm going to go...

Thanks Bob for the your insight. I'm going to go ahead and try to buy the bike but will also request to have it tweaked a bit to my liking if possible. If the seller is willing to make the changes,...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By Leo1903

Miyata Civicross

I'm looking into buying a used Miyata Civicross as a city communter/workhorse. Generally, I buy mid to higher end bikes, as I've been biking a quite a few years and have learned to appreciate a...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,674
Posted By Leo1903

I'm the original poster who started this thread. ...

I'm the original poster who started this thread. I found the link on an alternative news website. There was no story line provided alongside the video at all...just a headline, which was similar to...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,674
Posted By Leo1903

Luckiest Cyclist in the World

http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4bf2e9d77f8b9a2748290200/biker-escape.gif
Forum: Touring
04-12-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks for all that information Robi. It will...

Thanks for all that information Robi. It will take me sometime to digest, as I've never been there. At the same time, I plan to do the trip with my Slovenian cousin but I'd like to do some of my...
Forum: Touring
04-11-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Leo1903

Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in attaching...

Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in attaching the map. I'm not sure why it sometimes would say that it was not a valid file?

Without getting into specific roads, which again, I'm not entirely...
Forum: Touring
04-11-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks Michael I'll likely take your advice to...

Thanks Michael I'll likely take your advice to stretch the trip over a few days. My Tricross has a granny gear and that is part of the reason I want to take it along rather than take a chance on a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Leo1903

There is actually an organized group that bikes...

There is actually an organized group that bikes across Canada every year. This will be its 22 year and they start from Vancouver!

http://www.tourducanada.com/
Forum: Touring
04-10-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Leo1903

Slovenia to Austria

I plan to take my Specialized Tricross on a 2 week trip to Europe next year. We plan to bike a fair bit but much of it will probably be on relatively flat terrain. For sentimental and personal...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,986
Posted By Leo1903

When I sold my car in 2002, I recall that at that...

When I sold my car in 2002, I recall that at that time the average cost per year to run a vehicle was $7000 (Canadian). That cost included everything...insurance, maintenance, fuel, depreciation,...
07-06-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,752
Posted By Leo1903

Toronto ON...7 years.

Toronto ON...7 years.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,358
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks all. Given that I plan to do a fair bit of...

Thanks all. Given that I plan to do a fair bit of riding on the platform side, think I'll go with the PD-M324. This model seems to be best suited for more than just occasional use of the platform. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,358
Posted By Leo1903

I've now had a chance to search out the models...

I've now had a chance to search out the models that my local bike shops carry and there are two models that I will likely choose from. One is the Shimano PD-M324 and the other also by Shimano is...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Leo1903

Similar to Artkansas, I stored a heavy gauge...

Similar to Artkansas, I stored a heavy gauge folded newspaper (one that doesn't easily bend), under the bungie cord of my rear rack. In rain or slush conditions, I'd pull back the paper to as far...
06-21-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Leo1903

OK, Ive abandoned my idea of SPD clip-on platform...

OK, Ive abandoned my idea of SPD clip-on platform adapters.
Thanks all for your comments and suggestions...I've now got several leads of pedals to look into for possible buys. I also posted this on...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,358
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks all for your comments and...

Thanks all for your comments and suggestions...I've now got several leads of pedals to look into for possible buys. Damnable, I was not aware of pedals that have both platform and clipless 'clips'...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,358
Posted By Leo1903

SPD clip-on platform adaptors

I am looking to buy a set of pedals with toe clips that clip into spd's.
I've seen really cheap plastic ones that I think come with the purchase of some brands of SPD's but I'm looking for good...
06-19-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Leo1903

SPD clip-on platform adaptors

I am looking to buy a set of pedals with toe clips that clip into spd's.
I've seen really cheap plastic ones that I think come with the purchase of some brands of SPD's but I'm looking for good...
04-12-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By Leo1903

I've had the Tricross Sport 07 for a year now and...

I've had the Tricross Sport 07 for a year now and generally love the bike for it's versatility but NOT for snowy conditions:eek:. In clumpy, hard and shallow snow of even 15 feet stretches it forces...
03-15-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By Leo1903

Toronto Junction Critical Mass Ride - March 27

I received this email announcing a critical mass ride and thought that I'd copy and post it here in case there are others interested...

Hi all,

Our candidate, Rob Rishchynski, thought that this...
10-22-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By Leo1903

Toronto West-end Bikeways - Call for Submissions (Deadline November 5, 2008)

Received this email notification a few days ago...

Do you live in the downtown west-end in the area bounded by Bloor and the Gardiner, from Keele to Bathurst? Do your ride a bicycle? If you...
Forum: Touring
10-12-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By Leo1903

I've got a Tricross Sport and am considering a...

I've got a Tricross Sport and am considering a similar cross country tour with this bike. Do you have any pictures of your loaded rig? 4 panniers or 2? Love to hear as much details as possible if...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,478
Posted By Leo1903

Chephy, I'm actually quite a conservative cyclist...

Chephy, I'm actually quite a conservative cyclist but there are a few risks which I'm unprepared to take as I value my skin more than obeying a law which for convenience sake, categorizes a bicycle...
10-11-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Leo1903

Being car free, I just have quite a few backpacks...

Being car free, I just have quite a few backpacks and take the appropriate one with me for the chore. I have one pannier which converts to a pack pack but seldom use it, as it's kind of small for...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,478
Posted By Leo1903

Left had turns are one of the most dangerous...

Left had turns are one of the most dangerous maneuvers for cars let alone cyclists who are much less visible to approaching traffic:twitchy:.

So to avoid getting into a line and risking it, I'll...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Leo1903

Plus neoprene booties will keep your inner boot...

Plus neoprene booties will keep your inner boot pretty well protected from salt spray.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,724
Posted By Leo1903

Meeting to be held at Toronto City Hall Nov. 3,...

Meeting to be held at Toronto City Hall Nov. 3, 7pm to discuss this very issue. See details below:

Power-Assisted/Electric Bicycles on the Agenda

The Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee will...
Forum: Touring
09-30-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By Leo1903

This might be trivial but I recall someone...

This might be trivial but I recall someone posting in another thread that he stored tools in a 500g or so peanut butter container in the bottle cage on the underside between the front wheel and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Leo1903

Kidpurple, I was making a similar inquiry a few...

Kidpurple, I was making a similar inquiry a few months back. Here's the thread which might give a few more leads:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=410109&highlight=
09-27-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leo1903

Ontario has one type of poisonous snake...the...

Ontario has one type of poisonous snake...the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. Not sure about other provinces.

http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Hazard/Eastern_Massasauga_Rattlesnake.htm
Forum: Touring
09-17-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,107
Posted By Leo1903

My first love is bicycling but have never done...

My first love is bicycling but have never done any touring but hope to change that soon. I've done a few decades of sea kayak touring (great lakes), and hope that experience pays off a bit in bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,899
Posted By Leo1903

Lots of choices here. I don't own any of these...

Lots of choices here. I don't own any of these but am considering getting the larger 56L for touring but many smaller available as well.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leo1903

OK, so such a mechanism may or may not be...

OK, so such a mechanism may or may not be beneficial in preventing cyclists being "doored" but given the testimonials from posters on how squealing breaks have saved them from accidents, there still...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leo1903

When break squeal happens on my bike I generally...

When break squeal happens on my bike I generally thought it was good.

In fact, I sometimes wondered whether a manufacturer could develop a gizmo which would incorporate some kind of mechanism...
Forum: Touring
09-06-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Leo1903

So ended up getting the Bell Citi helmet. The...

So ended up getting the Bell Citi helmet. The lines of the helmet appealed to me since I'm not too partial to the aerodynamic look of most brands. Plus the helmet seemed to fit me well.
...
Forum: Touring
09-01-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Leo1903

A Helmet is a Helmet?

OK before I spend my money, it seems best to get some opinions from tourers who have tried a variety of equipment and so have valuable input on getting the best value.

So the question is...for...
09-01-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Leo1903

Sorry to hear of your accident Steve. That was a...

Sorry to hear of your accident Steve. That was a new bike as well wasn't it?

I always assumed my Tricross Sport (07), was made from carbon fiber under the "Zertz" only, with aluminum above the...
08-28-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By Leo1903

I just received the "Continuing Education" flier...

I just received the "Continuing Education" flier today from the Toronto District school Board and they are offering a bicycle repair course covering "all aspects of bicycle repair".

For more info...
Forum: Touring
08-28-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leo1903

So, I ended up getting the Sidi Bullet 2's. ...

So, I ended up getting the Sidi Bullet 2's. Thanks for the recommendation staehpi1!. One reason for getting this pair is that I already have a Sidi road shoe and the narrow width seems to fit my...
Forum: Touring
08-27-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leo1903

Thanks all! I'm going to do the rounds to...

Thanks all! I'm going to do the rounds to several LBS's to see if I can find the brands mentioned - try them on to see what seems to fit me best.
Forum: Touring
08-26-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leo1903

Good Touring Shoe Match for Shimano SPD Pedals

A few days ago I purchased the Shimano SPD PD-520 clippless peddles for long distance unsupported touring.

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/drivetrain/Pedal/shimano/pd-m520/PRD_362876_135crx.aspx

I...
08-24-08, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By Leo1903

Suspect arrested as a result of video... ...

Suspect arrested as a result of video...

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/484341
08-24-08, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,937
Posted By Leo1903

In the future, you might consider trying booking...

In the future, you might consider trying booking a room in a single story motel rather than a downtown hotel. More than likely, it will not be as luxurious or as conveniently located but it seems...
08-19-08, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Leo1903

I've had a Tricross Sport 07, 54cm, since the...

I've had a Tricross Sport 07, 54cm, since the spring of this year and had never experienced the front brake shudder until suddenly a couple of weeks ago it appeared. It happened again a few days...
08-17-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By Leo1903

Video of Bike theft at Toronto Condo

Recognize this thief?

This article also has some brainstorming ideas on innovative technology ideas to deter theft.

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/480038
Forum: Touring
08-12-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,089
Posted By Leo1903

[QUOTE=BlueDevil;7095995]My wife and I are both...

[QUOTE=BlueDevil;7095995]My wife and I are both using '08 Tricross sports for touring the northern US and Canadian Rockies- we leave in 3 days. It will be our first tour.

Please, please do report...
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