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01-31-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By originalbart

Here's the link for anyone interested in going. ...

Here's the link for anyone interested in going.

Toronto International Bicycle Show (http://www.telsec.net/bicycleshow/)

A few good deals on tires last year, Michelin Race Pro, 2 for $70 CDN.
04-17-05, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By originalbart

I know, I know... it's just like bringing the...

I know, I know... it's just like bringing the bike out of storage when you switch from your winter bike, I always do it too soon and want to ride the best I've got.... maybe if I put some Armadillos...
04-16-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By originalbart

A Pinch Flat

I was commuting home today and had an excellent little tailwind (not that such a thing exists), and at about 40 km/h, I hit a stone and hear a wsshhhh from the rear tire. I was flat within 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By originalbart

Bravo, Nothing at all wrong with a 5:34...

Bravo,

Nothing at all wrong with a 5:34 century. In fact, any century is to be appauded. Sleep well.


p.s. hope my next century comes close.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-05, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By originalbart

I'm with Media, at 50 km/h, I wait to check my...

I'm with Media, at 50 km/h, I wait to check my speed after I get off the hill. Something about going into a speed wobble.... and don't even talk about cornering, that's just wrong.

I think that's...
04-12-05, 07:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,210
Posted By originalbart

95 Kona Cinder Cone, still as solid as the day I...

95 Kona Cinder Cone, still as solid as the day I bought it.
Forum: Foo
04-05-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,977
Posted By originalbart

I have a very similar knife. It's locked in a...

I have a very similar knife. It's locked in a drawer and I haven't cut myself yet.

Well, except the day I got it. But that's why it's locked in the drawer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,220
Posted By originalbart

Black or silver, this Jamis just got better...

Black or silver, this Jamis just got better lookin' Don't make me fly to Austin to take those reflectors off!
04-05-05, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By originalbart

Patient: Doctor, Doctor, it hurts every time I do...

Patient: Doctor, Doctor, it hurts every time I do this. [Patient flaps arms in an unnatural fashion while rapidly banging their head against left and right shoulders].

Doctor: Don't do that.
...
03-30-05, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By originalbart

Just so you know, I'd never hear of "Scottoiler"...

Just so you know, I'd never hear of "Scottoiler" and i'd never seen it posted on these pages. I had to go out and track it down on the internet. I can't imagine a lot of cyclists going for that...
03-30-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By originalbart

I thought there'd be a funny picture attached to...

I thought there'd be a funny picture attached to this message because of the link. Apparently the @ symbol creates a link and starts one's email editor. I did not send a message to...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By originalbart

Good point. I never thought about the helmet...

Good point. I never thought about the helmet warranty thing, or the actual effectiveness if you crash. I've actually stayed away from the rear light because I thought it was too bright, but I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By originalbart

BLT's products are marketed in the USA by a...

BLT's products are marketed in the USA by a company called Bicycle Technologies International. Here's a link to the BTI Store Locator (http://www.bti-usa.com/store_locator.asp).

If you put in...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-05, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By originalbart

I know this LED light has been mentioned in a few...

I know this LED light has been mentioned in a few other threads, but I just wanted to get a post in specifically about this product to let anyone looking for relatively cheap lighting know what's out...
03-01-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By originalbart

We've been getting a fair amount of snow in...

We've been getting a fair amount of snow in southern Ontario this year. I've found that the best thing I can do for the chain is wipe it dry when I get home. A wet snowy, salty chain, warming up in...
01-21-05, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By originalbart

Hey Mark, I bought my first road bike from...

Hey Mark,

I bought my first road bike from Pedlars. They don't specialize in road bikes and only had a couple, but what they did have was perfect for me because I was just getting started. I...
01-20-05, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By originalbart

I've gained about 10 lbs since November and I'm...

I've gained about 10 lbs since November and I'm forcing myself to ride to work more to help keep it off. Plow on through and think of the warmer weather. This won't last forever.
Today's ride...
01-19-05, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By originalbart

Hey TrailRider, I just read your series of...

Hey TrailRider,

I just read your series of posts. I'm in Niagara and have a little experience with the local shops. Let me know how the shopping goes and whether you have any concerns about...
01-19-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,826
Posted By originalbart

I'd sign up because my subscription is coming to...

I'd sign up because my subscription is coming to an end but apparently the new account login will work for anyone, as long as you live in the USA....

I've sent Deekins a message, maybe I'll get...
11-05-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By originalbart

didn't think of the front derailleur either......

didn't think of the front derailleur either... thanks. Hopefully by the time this chain wears out, I'll be able to sneak a 10 speed everything into the garage.
11-05-04, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By originalbart

I'd mention that Wipperman has a couple chains...

I'd mention that Wipperman has a couple chains that are 11/128" but that would be like splitting hairs... 1/128" difference. Thanks for the info sydney. I had no idea about the standard and figured...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-04, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By originalbart

Wooohooo. Love the night rides. One of the...

Wooohooo. Love the night rides.
One of the shifts I work ends at 2 a.m. so I get to experience this time of the night pretty regularly on my ride home. You just have to make sure you keep a close...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 479,302
Posted By originalbart

Love to, but I think the OCR-3 is a little...

Love to, but I think the OCR-3 is a little different today than it was in 2002. I think they've gotten a bit better by adding a carbon fork with a 1 1/8" steerer to the package, but it's still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,480
Posted By originalbart

3 riders on a trip to Ottawa. Drafting every...

3 riders on a trip to Ottawa. Drafting every chance I got.

September 23 6:19 St. Catharines to Whitby
September 24 5:42 Cobourg to Kingston
September 25 5:04 Kingston to Ottawa...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 479,302
Posted By originalbart

Excellent thread! I bought a 2002 OCR-3 and...

Excellent thread!
I bought a 2002 OCR-3 and spent a season in Sora before the upgrade to Ultegra. If it wasn't for the startup price being so reasonable, I never would have gotten into road cycling.
10-12-04, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By originalbart

I did a three day trip in September from Niagara...

I did a three day trip in September from Niagara (through Toronto) to Kingston and finally Ottawa. In the three days I don't think we heard three horns other than a few that cheered us on. I find...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By originalbart

Congrats Feyd... and I'll back you on the value...

Congrats Feyd... and I'll back you on the value of the info on this site. I've really benefited from the advice as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By originalbart

Of course you have the option of being put on an...

Of course you have the option of being put on an IV drip at the end of this ride. Seems a little dangerous though. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-04, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By originalbart

We had four riders for the first day. One rider...

We had four riders for the first day. One rider was visiting his son and wasn't planning on going to Ottawa. So it was just the three of us for the last two days, and our driver who is a cyclist but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By originalbart

Back to Back to Back Centuries

Just got home last night from Ottawa after a three day ride. What an experience! We rode 100 miles a day from Thursday to Saturday. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather.

Day 1: We rode from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-04, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By originalbart

Congratulations! Good advice on the knees, been...

Congratulations! Good advice on the knees, been there myself.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-04, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By originalbart

Here's a good link to a site with links to of US,...

Here's a good link to a site with links to of US, Canadian and European cycling laws:Cycling Laws (http://www.bikehighway.com/cyclinglaws.htm#Canadian%20Laws:)

Here's what I found on the Quebec...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-04, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,696
Posted By originalbart

:bday: Wow!!! What a beauty! :love:

:bday: Wow!!! What a beauty! :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-04, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By originalbart

Raceday, the longer lasting version of White...

Raceday, the longer lasting version of White Lightning, both are wax based lubes. White Lightning was great but it just didn't last in anything but dry sunny days. Raceday is a nice compromise....
09-11-04, 08:42 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,390
Posted By originalbart

Yeah. We came down to T.O. this Spring...poured...

Yeah. We came down to T.O. this Spring...poured all the way...just bad luck. We left from Grimsby near Casablanca, before dawn, so the sights were no big deal. But I think people coming down our...
09-10-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,390
Posted By originalbart

Right on. I've heard that a lot of people who...

Right on. I've heard that a lot of people who come down our way immediately go up onto the escarpment and ride to the falls... instead of staying along the north service road next to the lake (and...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-04, 12:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,671
Posted By originalbart

...then again I could always get into...

...then again I could always get into Cross-Country Drinking (followed by Cross-Country Puking), maybe Steroid-Enhanced Chess or Xtreme Napkin-Folding.

ahhh, there's lotsa room on the road. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,114
Posted By originalbart

Tektro dual pivots are the last components from...

Tektro dual pivots are the last components from the originals on my bike. Everything else is Ultegra and I've been keeping an eye out for a good deal. But my enthusiam has kind of waned for getting...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-04, 11:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,671
Posted By originalbart

Nah, I'd sell my bike and take up Downhill...

Nah, I'd sell my bike and take up Downhill Pie-Eating. A perfect fusion of athletics and aesthetics.

Or perhaps Full Contact Origami.
09-10-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,390
Posted By originalbart

Niagara on the Lake. But I'm riding through T.O....

Niagara on the Lake. But I'm riding through T.O. on Thursday on the way to Ottawa.

Anyone know the best route accross the Lakeshore? Especially in the east end, the roads look brutal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,442
Posted By originalbart

The only reason I don't wear a yellow jersey is...

The only reason I don't wear a yellow jersey is because I don't feel like I deserve to wear one... call me crazy. My bike is yellow and I feel like that's probably enough yellow for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-04, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By originalbart

No, I work in St. Catharines for the Region.

No, I work in St. Catharines for the Region.
08-27-04, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By originalbart

I'll take the rain over the headwinds any day. ...

I'll take the rain over the headwinds any day. Just a personal thing I guess, but the rain has no discernable effect (other than the required maintenance), the wind makes me feel way too mortal.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-04, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By originalbart

A little bit of terror

Part of my commute, about 9 km, is down Highway 55, the main stretch of road that travels into a big tourist destination in southern Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake. I get a big kick out of riding home...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-04, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By originalbart

Due to unforeseen circumstances (injuries, etc.)...

Due to unforeseen circumstances (injuries, etc.) only two cyclists can commit to the ride this year. One of our injured cyclists will be driving the support vehicle and another can only do the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By originalbart

Not to mention the fact that the seller's...

Not to mention the fact that the seller's information looked like this during their previous transactions:

Shipping and payment details
Shipping and handling:
Check item description and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By originalbart

I'd love for my wife to ride. My OCR 3 has...

I'd love for my wife to ride.

My OCR 3 has been upgraded with Ultegra components (still looking for a deal on the brakes) and if I can talk her into riding I think I'll put the same components...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-04, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By originalbart

...five cyclists are going to be setting out for...

...five cyclists are going to be setting out for a supported ride to the Ottawa Police Memorial from Niagara Region. It's the fifth year for the ride and the route's going to take us around the...
08-19-04, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By originalbart

Great, thanks for the quick reply, that's all I...

Great, thanks for the quick reply, that's all I needed to know. Well... until I see something else for the first time.
08-19-04, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By originalbart

Michelin Airstop Butyl Tubes

Does anyone use these? I bought one with a Michelin Carbon tire for my road bike. There was no locknut and (from what I can see) no place to screw one on. It's the first time I've seen this and...
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