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04-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Spudd

Strava question - choosing fields on the mobile app

I recently started using Strava to record my rides after my old Garmin broke down and died. But I can't see any way to choose which data fields are displayed on the screen during a ride. Is it...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,493
Posted By Spudd

There are also great buses in Sweden that do...

There are also great buses in Sweden that do allow bikes. We biked Sweden in 2011 and had to take the bus a couple of times, the bikes were no issue. One bus let us bring them into the bus with us,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By Spudd

At MEC you can get one for $525, which is outside...

At MEC you can get one for $525, which is outside your budget but not by a huge amount. Their warranty is amazing.
MEC Origami LTD Bicycle (Unisex) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,188
Posted By Spudd

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1144949849...

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11449498494206942624?hl=en&q=7+speed+chain&oq=7+speed+chain&sa=X&ei=dH0jUq-UAYKL2AWJs4D4CA&ved=0CHsQ8wIwAg
08-31-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Spudd

Just wanted to say thanks to all! I was able to...

Just wanted to say thanks to all! I was able to get it done. To put the cups into the frame I used a c-clamp with some blocks of wood.

I had a small issue in that I had some extra cups that...
08-30-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Spudd

Thank you! Do you know if there's a way to do the...

Thank you! Do you know if there's a way to do the repair without the SPA-4? Finagling with pliers or something?
08-30-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Spudd

How do you take apart this crank?

I am working on fixing up an old mountain bike that I found in the trash. When I took it apart, I couldn't figure out how to get the crank off, so I took it to my LBS and asked them to do it for me....
08-30-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By Spudd

I used it to attach my mirror to my helmet, and...

I used it to attach my mirror to my helmet, and to put a protective coating over the raw bolts on the inside of my panniers.

2 years later both are still going strong.
05-16-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By Spudd

I'm not sure where you live. Pretty much any bike...

I'm not sure where you live. Pretty much any bike shop will be able to repair a flat tire for you. If you give us more details that could help.

Additionally, I would recommend learning how to fix...
02-25-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,314
Posted By Spudd

You know, like Zipcar? It's a car rental by the...

You know, like Zipcar? It's a car rental by the hour.
02-25-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Spudd

Mine gets a 45, "car-dependent". I think it's...

Mine gets a 45, "car-dependent". I think it's really weird, because this is the least car-dependent place I've ever lived. I have 2 bus stops right outside my door, I'm a 15-minute walk from the...
Forum: Touring
02-20-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Spudd

Can you just rip pages out of the Michelin as you...

Can you just rip pages out of the Michelin as you go? Use the current page as your map in front of you, and keep the book in the pannier.

When we did our Sweden tour we brought a map book &...
11-02-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By Spudd

Well, Toronto is a mixed bag. When you look at...

Well, Toronto is a mixed bag. When you look at the election result by zone, it was mainly the suburban folks who voted for him. Also he is right-wing and there were a few different left-wing...
11-02-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,640
Posted By Spudd

I have a reflective band that springs back into a...

I have a reflective band that springs back into a circle. I think they call it a slap wrap. I just put it around my pants and I'm off to the races. It's easier to put on than a velcro strap.
It's...
10-20-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,610
Posted By Spudd

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me! ...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me!

Back on the original topic, although I'm car-free I find it more practical and frugal to sometimes drive. My parents live in a city that's a 2 hour...
10-15-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Spudd

We live in Toronto and we bought a cheap trainer...

We live in Toronto and we bought a cheap trainer on Craigslist last year, thinking it would be great for the winter. I wound up riding outside a LOT more than riding the trainer. It's just so boring....
10-15-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,367
Posted By Spudd

You were able to ride 30km in an hour as a...

You were able to ride 30km in an hour as a commute? Wow! I thought I was doing awesome the other day when I made it downtown (20km, mostly downhill) in less than an hour.
10-11-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,214
Posted By Spudd

Knowing how to drive is a useful life skill. You...

Knowing how to drive is a useful life skill. You should do it, especially if your parents are willing to pay for the lessons/insurance. Just remember, you don't have to buy a car just because you...
10-08-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Spudd

I don't know what brand my adjustable stem is,...

I don't know what brand my adjustable stem is, but I used it for a month long tour and it is still fine. I don't know what a touring stem is, so I'm afraid I'm not much help. The nice thing with an...
10-08-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,731
Posted By Spudd

2 days of sick leave per year? That's harsh! ...

2 days of sick leave per year? That's harsh!

I agree with Roody - if I were in your shoes I'd either move, change jobs, or keep the car.
10-05-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,889
Posted By Spudd

I commute alone (as I'm sure most commuters do)....

I commute alone (as I'm sure most commuters do). Aside from commuting my husband and I usually ride together. We haven't tried to find any group rides or anything - neither of us is a racer-type and...
10-03-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,365
Posted By Spudd

We recently bought a kiddie trailer to use for...

We recently bought a kiddie trailer to use for groceries, and we lost the flag almost immediately someplace in our garage. I took it out flag-less on a grocery trip and I was amazed at the wide berth...
09-28-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,707
Posted By Spudd

One day? They already do! We raced indoor...

One day? They already do! We raced indoor go-karts for a corporate off-site last year. They were kind of pathetic, on the uphill (don't ask me why they thought building the track with an uphill was a...
09-28-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,057
Posted By Spudd

I have 4 bikes. In order from longest service to...

I have 4 bikes. In order from longest service to newest:
- 1998 big box store 4-speed cruiser. This is on its last legs and was never really a good bike to start off with. I take it when I'm renting...
09-28-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Spudd

Clivan78, we stayed a night in Ornskoldsvik (at...

Clivan78, we stayed a night in Ornskoldsvik (at the Vindrarnas Hus hostel). Nice place! Too bad we didn't know about each other beforehand. I was going to apologize for hijacking the thread, but I...
09-25-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,347
Posted By Spudd

The dice from the rear-view mirror are awesome!...

The dice from the rear-view mirror are awesome! Is there a headlight built into the front fender? I love that bike, I have to say.
09-25-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Spudd

Clivan78, where in Sweden do you live? I just...

Clivan78, where in Sweden do you live? I just rode my bike from Ystad to Lulea this summer so I'm wondering if you live somewhere I biked through. :)
09-21-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By Spudd

I won't buy clothes or shoes online, both are...

I won't buy clothes or shoes online, both are things I really need to try on to know whether they'll work for me. I find only about 10% of clothes/shoes I try on in stores fit me as expected/wanted,...
09-17-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By Spudd

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/178-Sin...

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/178-Singlespeed-amp-Fixed-Gear
09-16-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By Spudd

I do a mix of small stops on the way home from...

I do a mix of small stops on the way home from work, where I just put whatever I buy into my office pannier, and big grocery runs where my husband and I will each fill 4 panniers with groceries....
09-13-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,342
Posted By Spudd

This is what I mean by a European-style city...

This is what I mean by a European-style city bike, as an example:
http://www.skeppshultbikes.com/MENNATGRN800.jpg
09-13-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spudd

Last time I rode that trail (we live very nearby...

Last time I rode that trail (we live very nearby to it), it only went as far as Bathurst. Does it go farther now? How do they get you across Bathurst?
Forum: Touring
09-12-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By Spudd

I got a 32 degree down bag, and was never cold...

I got a 32 degree down bag, and was never cold when it was zipped up. However one thing I would think about is mummy or non-mummy. I bought mummy, and I regretted it. It's probably warmer but I like...
09-11-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,342
Posted By Spudd

I would go for disc brakes for sure, if you want...

I would go for disc brakes for sure, if you want good brakes. I have 3 bikes, one with coaster brakes, one with disc brakes, one with cantilever brakes. The disc brakes are the nicest in my opinion. ...
Forum: Touring
09-11-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Spudd

Looks like it's time to change your signature!...

Looks like it's time to change your signature! That's a snazzy looking bike, love the yellow fenders.
Forum: Touring
09-11-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By Spudd

You could get a chihuahua, that wouldn't be too...

You could get a chihuahua, that wouldn't be too much weight. ;)
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,124
Posted By Spudd

Re Axiom panniers, we used Axiom Seymour LX as...

Re Axiom panniers, we used Axiom Seymour LX as our front panniers for our month-long tour and had multiple problems with them. On one, the bungee on the back came detached from the bag. On another,...
Forum: Touring
09-05-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Spudd

It is really beautiful. We haven't yet...

It is really beautiful. We haven't yet processed/posted all the pics, but there are some on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spuddorama/sets/72157627148838089/
Forum: Touring
09-03-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Spudd

Month long Sweden tour - Done!

I wanted to post a small trip recap here as I got a lot of information and advice from this forum over the past year when I was planning for this trip. You guys are awesome!

We rode from Ystad, at...
09-03-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,836
Posted By Spudd

FF, I just want to say that please give that car...

FF, I just want to say that please give that car a good long test-drive before you buy it. I rented one of those for a 4-hour trip once and I found the position of the gas pedal extremely...
Forum: Touring
07-24-11, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Spudd

Looks like a great bike to me. I would get it (as...

Looks like a great bike to me. I would get it (as long as it fits you).
Forum: Touring
07-18-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Spudd

If you're American and will be touring in the US,...

If you're American and will be touring in the US, do you need a travel insurance policy or just a regular one?
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Spudd

Sorry to butt in on your thread, but can folks...

Sorry to butt in on your thread, but can folks tell me why you're so anti-cooler? We're leaving for a month long tour in a week or so and were planning to bring a small soft-sided cooler for putting...
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spudd

I got an Opus Largo from Europe Bound. To be...

I got an Opus Largo from Europe Bound. To be honest I'm still not totally used to the drop handlebars but I think they're better. I'm definitely not getting the wrist pain I used to get.

Anyway,...
Forum: Touring
07-15-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spudd

It's probably out of your price range, but...

It's probably out of your price range, but Devinci makes a proper touring bike too - the Caribou.

I don't know how far you plan to ride per day. When I first planned to start touring (around this...
07-14-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,441
Posted By Spudd

I use my bell all the time; I would keep it.

I use my bell all the time; I would keep it.
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,680
Posted By Spudd

Thermarest pillows are really nice, firm enough...

Thermarest pillows are really nice, firm enough for support but roll up to a fairly small size for travel. You just have to store them unrolled at home and only roll them for the trip.
07-11-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Spudd

I learned on standard as well, and only drove...

I learned on standard as well, and only drove standard for many years, so I know what you're talking about. However, the automatic ones DO take you from place to place and perform the basic car...
07-08-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Spudd

Well, I would suggest becoming a Zipcar member,...

Well, I would suggest becoming a Zipcar member, assuming you live near enough a Zipcar location to make it convenient. You will have to learn to drive an automatic. It's a skill that's useful.
Forum: Touring
07-05-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Spudd

I feel bad for his friend! Imagine the shock when...

I feel bad for his friend! Imagine the shock when he went back to check on the guy and found him dead. That was truly a freak accident.
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