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12-22-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By canadiandude

Just throwing things out there that I've...

Just throwing things out there that I've purchased for my BMC AC01 Alpenchallenge.... a good light set, mirror?, clipless pedal system if you don't already use it, gloves, glasses, riding bib or...
11-18-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for next time. :)

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for next time. :)
11-18-13, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Ok, a final update on the rear rack and fenders...

Ok, a final update on the rear rack and fenders dilemma that his now, I'm happy to say, been completely solved. The fenders went as planned and didn't present any kind of problem but the rear rack by...
11-03-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

[QUOTE=RaikageZero;16215487]Looks like this fits...

[QUOTE=RaikageZero;16215487]Looks like this fits my requirement. I just wonder how it feels using regular shoes with that folding clipless part in the middle while pedalling.


You likely wouldn't...
10-31-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,459
Posted By canadiandude

I'm with Wanderer on this one. The Diamondback...

I'm with Wanderer on this one. The Diamondback Clarity looks like a great option with the trigger shifters. But it always comes down to you taking the time to make the right choice by test riding all...
10-28-13, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Shimano makes a few types of SPD/flat pedals and...

Shimano makes a few types of SPD/flat pedals and at one time I was seriously looking at these M545s:
...
10-24-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. If I keep...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. If I keep the present rack, I would have to make my own seat stay brackets (LBSs here charge way too much even for the smallest thing!). I can rotate the rack...
10-20-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,013
Posted By canadiandude

Excellent advice, BarracksSi! I have been on a...

Excellent advice, BarracksSi! I have been on a few runs up to 2 km but as you say, it really isn't doing my legs any favours. I get shin pain (not splints) that is most likely from bearing so much...
10-20-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,571
Posted By canadiandude

I've been bitten by bike fever as well and now...

I've been bitten by bike fever as well and now want a road bike to go along with (not replace!) my hybrid. However, I'm actively searching the Police Auction website here in Stockholm every day for a...
10-20-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By canadiandude

Agree with Wanderer, nice bike! And i know...

Agree with Wanderer, nice bike! And i know exactly what you mean by obsessing over accessories! I've got so much stuff ordered or on watch lists!
10-20-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Nice Trek, Gravity Aided! What is that hanging...

Nice Trek, Gravity Aided! What is that hanging from the handle bars?
10-19-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By canadiandude

I carry 1 tube, 3 tire levers, a Topeak...

I carry 1 tube, 3 tire levers, a Topeak multitool, patch kit and a credit card and I have a mini-pump attached to the down tube beside my water bottle.
10-18-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Ok, here's an update for everyone. The fenders...

Ok, here's an update for everyone. The fenders fit perfectly using the lower holes by the hub on the back wheel. Then I attached the fender at the bottom and after that, taped a piece of paper to the...
10-16-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

The frame is only a 51 which, while I normally...

The frame is only a 51 which, while I normally would take a 46, is still at my upper limit. I also prefer a slightly larger frame than normal and I can still stand over the frame (although a quick...
10-16-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,013
Posted By canadiandude

I bought a MTB two years ago (a Scott Aspect 30)...

I bought a MTB two years ago (a Scott Aspect 30) but quickly found that I was so far out of shape that trail riding wasn't my thing at that stage in the game. Ultimately, what I really wanted to do...
10-15-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By canadiandude

As others have already mentioned, the best thing...

As others have already mentioned, the best thing for you to do at this stage would be to hit an LBS and try a few different bikes. How it feels to you personally is going to play a much more...
10-15-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,846
Posted By canadiandude

I personally would replace the suspension fork...

I personally would replace the suspension fork with a straight carbon fork. What does the bike weigh at this point?

And welcome to the forums, by the way! :)
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By canadiandude

It seems to me that the posts you indicated would...

It seems to me that the posts you indicated would be fairly easy to lift out of the ground (unless they are cement incased at the foot, which looks to be the case of the first post) or, as already...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 04:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,759
Posted By canadiandude

Any bike will do. I have a friend who commutes...

Any bike will do. I have a friend who commutes 10km everyday on a unicycle. (I'll post pics the next time I see him). He even takes it onto the lakeside trail I will only attempt on my former MTB. It...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,335
Posted By canadiandude

I bought an Osprey Flare a few months ago for my...

I bought an Osprey Flare a few months ago for my commute in to the university where I work. It's a beautiful orange colour and has reflective elements and pull rings rather than tabs for easy access...
10-13-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By canadiandude

Either go with the DS or see if you can find a...

Either go with the DS or see if you can find a Scott Aspect 30 (for example). It'll do everything if you can find one at a reasonable price. I just sold mine as I moved from dirt trails to commuting.
10-13-13, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,441
Posted By canadiandude

I've seen similar attempts at wheel security...

I've seen similar attempts at wheel security before but typically the washer or threaded nut (in some cases) was not directly over the dropout but rather at the end (it's hard to describe accurately...
10-07-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

+1 :) Send me the money to buy the ticket and we...

+1 :) Send me the money to buy the ticket and we have a deal! How's that? ;)
10-07-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

@pierce...

@pierce (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=198200) - I had taken a good long look at various racks and had actually opted to order an Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX rear rack but but, alas, there...
10-06-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks guys! I'm now including a couple of photos...

Thanks guys! I'm now including a couple of photos (as attachments) of both the front and rear of the bike. There are clearly mounting points front and rear and from what it looks like, the brakes...
10-06-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By canadiandude

Ah! Since I'm also a BMC owner, I have to say...

Ah! Since I'm also a BMC owner, I have to say that that is one sweet looking ride! :) Great job on the build!
10-06-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,176
Posted By canadiandude

Rear rack and fenders... hybrid with disc brakes

Hi all, As some of you know, I recently purchased a BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 (which I love!). I'm now in the process of kitting it out and since my intention is to start commuting to and from my...
10-04-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By canadiandude

Haha! Well, I've never used a clipless system...

Haha! Well, I've never used a clipless system before but just received my pedals and shoes in the mail yesterday and mounted everything today. Tomorrow is my first go at getting in and out of them...
10-04-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By canadiandude

Any bike purchase should be made primarily on how...

Any bike purchase should be made primarily on how the bike feels for you personally and then the components can come after that. You can have all of the best components but if the bike doesn't feel...
09-29-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,010
Posted By canadiandude

I wear a jersey and riding shorts (I've just...

I wear a jersey and riding shorts (I've just begun working in my Brooks B-17) but I then wear a light Nike dri-fit t-shirt and a pair of cargo shorts over the riding shorts. I also wear a helmet,...
09-27-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By canadiandude

That's a beautiful looking Fuji! Enjoy!

That's a beautiful looking Fuji! Enjoy!
09-27-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By canadiandude

Nice bike, Janelle! You made the right choice in...

Nice bike, Janelle! You made the right choice in going with the bike that "felt" right. That's often a good first indicator. I take it you're not considering going with clipless pedals? ;)
09-27-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks, and yes, I agree about the reflectors! I...

Thanks, and yes, I agree about the reflectors! I just received my Brooks B-17 today so that will be going on this weekend and the reflectors will come off at that time. I need to find a handlebar bag...
09-23-13, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By canadiandude

Anytime! I had done a lot of homework regarding...

Anytime! I had done a lot of homework regarding all the different toes of pedals and when you posted what you looking for, it immediately struck me that we were looking for the same thing. :)
09-23-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks! I'm going to really enjoy riding it! I'll...

Thanks! I'm going to really enjoy riding it! I'll post another pic with the seat adjusted and the new saddle and pedals in place when those parts finally arrive.
09-23-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Well I had literally just finished adding all the...

Well I had literally just finished adding all the red highlights (they come in a separate bag together with the bike so you have the option of adding them or now; otherwise the standard parts are...
09-23-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Lol, no I haven't yet adjusted the saddle height....

Lol, no I haven't yet adjusted the saddle height. I am short at 5'6" but will still need to raise it some. :)
09-23-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By canadiandude

I believe the 530s weight less and probably...

I believe the 530s weight less and probably would be a better choice for you since you are mostly on paved surfaces. I'm in the same boat myself. I have a set of SPD shoes coming but I don't yet...
09-23-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By canadiandude

Dalhard, if you have SPD compatible shoes, why...

Dalhard, if you have SPD compatible shoes, why not go with the following Shimano 324s and have access to both platform and clipless? Use the platform side for now and practice with the clipless SPD...
09-23-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7,451
Views: 2,213,440
Posted By canadiandude

Here, finally, is a pic of my new 2013 BMC...

Here, finally, is a pic of my new 2013 BMC Alpenchallenge AC01. I'm still waiting on a Brooks B17 saddle and some Crankbrothers Mallet IIs to finish the look.

http://i43.tinypic.com/1zmmagy.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-22-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By canadiandude

I second (third?) the Osprey backpack...

I second (third?) the Osprey backpack suggestions. I just recently bought an Osprey Flare backpack and opted for it over others because it is:

1) very lightweight and water-resistant.
2) It has...
09-22-13, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 220,615
Posted By canadiandude

What did i do? I assembled my bike after taking...

What did i do? I assembled my bike after taking it out of the shipping box. It's a BMC Alpenchallenge AC01. I love the matte black look of it. (Pics in the Hybrid pics thread soon!). I will be...
Forum: Introductions
09-22-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!
Forum: Introductions
09-17-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By canadiandude

Thanks (Tack) Juha and Lacumo! I lived in Malmö...

Thanks (Tack) Juha and Lacumo! I lived in Malmö myself for a spell before moving across (and up) to Stockholm. I prefer Malmö personally and eventually I may move back there. I may try to do as many...
09-17-13, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By canadiandude

Otaka, I just purchased my hybrid for the same...

Otaka, I just purchased my hybrid for the same conditions you described and I think you should be able to find it at a reasonable price if it interests you. It's a BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 as seen...
Forum: Introductions
09-17-13, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By canadiandude

Welcome N! I'm also new here and also an old fart...

Welcome N! I'm also new here and also an old fart of 48. :) I went the more expensive route and sold my MTB and purchased a hybrid which should be arriving tomorrow or Thursday. It's a BMC...
Forum: Introductions
09-17-13, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By canadiandude

Hello from Stockholm!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to pop in here and briefly present myself to all of you. I am a 48 year old university professor originally from Ottawa, Canada but now living and working in Stockholm,...
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