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Forum: Touring
01-20-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,260
Posted By Burton

No Walter - I just find attention *****s that...

No Walter - I just find attention *****s that feel they need to make a career of of posting their opinion about other people's opinion petty and annoying. Particularly when their on-line journals...
01-20-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,482
Posted By Burton

Maybe a look at some numbers might help Bob. The...

Maybe a look at some numbers might help Bob. The shop I work in isn't huge, but we sell a little over 600 bikes a year. One complete free tune-up is given within a 12 month period for each bike sold...
01-20-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By Burton

My suggestion would be to pick up a cycle...

My suggestion would be to pick up a cycle accessory mounting bracket, angle it below the handlebars and mount your computer on it. You can then mount any light of your choice on the bars above it and...
01-20-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,735
Posted By Burton

Cool so if you think zinc and aluminum are the...

Cool so if you think zinc and aluminum are the same thing it would probably be hard to explain the difference between an oil additive and a specialized bicycle chain lubricant.
Forum: Touring
01-20-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,260
Posted By Burton

You seem to have a real problem with anyone's...

You seem to have a real problem with anyone's option but your own. It's the TOTAL weight of a pack that needs to be looked at and by traveling with fewer items I travel lighter than you do according...
01-20-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 18,158
Posted By Burton

Currently I have a couple bikes set up to deal...

Currently I have a couple bikes set up to deal with having to share roads with cars. Both combine a 3W amber light on either side of the rear with a pair of TL-200's clipped side by side on the back...
01-20-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Burton

I initially had five identical wired computers...

I initially had five identical wired computers set up on five different bikes and one wireless on a sixth. They were used to confirm top speeds and average speeds with different tires and bikes. Got...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15,296
Views: 11,046,531
Posted By Burton

If Thinking about how much that other bike weighs...

If Thinking about how much that other bike weighs scared you - this one should give you nightmares ;)

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Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Burton

It depends what you plan on adding to it. The...

It depends what you plan on adding to it. The CrossCheck has a steel frame and canti brakes. The Cannondale has mechanical disc brakes and an alloy frame. It's marginally lighter but if you plan on...
01-20-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By Burton

I work in a shop and install racks all the time....

I work in a shop and install racks all the time. A clean installation without damaging the bike is what the customer expects and that's what he should get.

There's nothing particularly unusual or...
01-20-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,486
Posted By Burton

Have a look at a Camelbak designed for skiing....

Have a look at a Camelbak designed for skiing. You wear it UNDER your jacket so your body temperature keeps it from freezing. The hose is also insulated but can still freeze up if you don't take a...
01-20-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,482
Posted By Burton

Tune-up's are just simple adjustments and...

Tune-up's are just simple adjustments and inspections and separate from repairs. My guess is that your 'free' tune-ups will get expensive fast. The best reason to pick a shop is their repution for...
Forum: Touring
01-20-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,260
Posted By Burton

This initially started because someone suggested...

This initially started because someone suggested that bringing cast iron cookware on a bicycle tour might be a good idea and a few people dared to agree with him.

But now a question was asked...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By Burton

Any tire designed for city or urban use will have...

Any tire designed for city or urban use will have LESS rolling resistance than any mtb bike tire - which is where the OP is coming from.

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, Marathon Pluses and Conti Ultra...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,625
Posted By Burton

My preference to date is the Serfas TL-200...

My preference to date is the Serfas TL-200 taillight. I've run those in rain, snow, winter and summer for several years and haven't had any issues. They use easy to swap out AAA batteries and you can...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By Burton

It depends on the tire. There are lots of tires...

It depends on the tire. There are lots of tires available in both 26" and 700c sizes (Schwalbe Marathon for example) that have flat protection built in. Not every tire is the same.
01-20-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Burton

Its pretty straightforward to remove and...

Its pretty straightforward to remove and reinstall the shifter cable on these without tools and without having to readjust anything. It's designed that way.

If you're complicating your life by...
Forum: Touring
01-19-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Burton

If you like nature, some of the most scenic rides...

If you like nature, some of the most scenic rides in the world are pretty close to home:

The BlueRidge Parkway
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway

The Cabot Trail ...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,055
Posted By Burton

I guess it's a matter of how you look at things....

I guess it's a matter of how you look at things. Sure - for lots of commuters a bicycle is a practical tool that they want to sink as little money into as possible ... and it shows. It depends on...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By Burton

I personally like that height better than...

I personally like that height better than handlebar height - nice idea!
01-18-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,799
Posted By Burton

So what would you suggest for all those square...

So what would you suggest for all those square taper Shimano cranksets that come with four dabs of grease preinstalled on the crank side?

i've never quite figured that one out because there's no...
Forum: Touring
01-16-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Burton

So are you looking for company or information. I...

So are you looking for company or information. I started bicycle touring when I was 17 and I'm sure a lot of other older cyclists on here also started at a young age and just kept going.
01-14-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 17,276
Posted By Burton

Hi Leebo - you've very clearly outlined the...

Hi Leebo - you've very clearly outlined the quantity of lights and reflective equipment but it's hard to evaluate how effective all that is. Do you have any pictures of the bike all lit up ?
01-14-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Burton

I'd think just common sense would dictate...

I'd think just common sense would dictate covering the contacts. Even if there was no fire risk, shorting out the contacts would drain the battery and defeat the purpose of carrying a spare anyway. ...
01-14-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Burton

Wired is the best choice for ebikes. Wireless can...

Wired is the best choice for ebikes. Wireless can be affected by the electronic noise generated from an ebike. Another issue can be LED lighting which can also cause interference.
01-14-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Burton

My guess is that if I took this post as literally...

My guess is that if I took this post as literally as he took mine - this poster is suggesting that eating NOTHING and drinking NOTHING is the most recommended approach.

Any one seriously...
01-13-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Burton

Coffee is good for warming you up but since it...

Coffee is good for warming you up but since it makes your kidney's work it actually dehydrates you.

My first choice when skiing was a 2 litre thermos of hot fresh pressed apple juice. That warms...
01-13-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 17,276
Posted By Burton

Since you asked : I'm personally driving...

Since you asked :

I'm personally driving with integrated shaped headlights that have a 15 degree vertical spread and a 45 degree horizontal spread. Corners are well covered - even sharp ones.
...
Forum: Touring
01-13-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Burton

I'll kinda echo the thoughts already expressed by...

I'll kinda echo the thoughts already expressed by some other posters. I've done the drive from Montreal to Quebec City countless times by car and would never consider doing it by bicycle. It's too...
01-13-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Burton

If that's a Shimano unit there's nothing to worry...

If that's a Shimano unit there's nothing to worry about. The caps on the housing are an interlocking fit designed to keep water and grit away from the bearings. They'll keep your polishing compound...
01-13-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,364
Posted By Burton

Why would I waste my time trying to explain...

Why would I waste my time trying to explain anything to someone that mostly gets off on hearing themselves talk?

The facts can often mask the truth and its pretty easy to look up things on the...
01-11-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,364
Posted By Burton

You're making some assumptions there. Mavic...

You're making some assumptions there.

Mavic A719 ETRTO size 29": 622 x 19
Mavic A819 ETRTO size 29": 622 x 19
Recommended tyre widths: 1.50 to 2.30
01-11-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By Burton

I think an aero advantage is supposed to reduce...

I think an aero advantage is supposed to reduce the amount of effort required to propel something. Then there are wind screens and deflectors whose primary purpose is to shield the pilot from the...
01-11-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By Burton

I don't run a setup like that but I do work in...

I don't run a setup like that but I do work in one of the top shops here so I'll pass on some information and you can make your own decisions.

(1) Jagwire Ripcord is Kevlar reinforced...
01-11-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,364
Posted By Burton

I'm a couple sets of Mavic A719's myself. They...

I'm a couple sets of Mavic A719's myself. They use a double eyelet design where the a A319 and A119 use a single eyelet design. The alloy is also different being more resistant on the braking...
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Burton

I was born in Nova Scotia and even after...

I was born in Nova Scotia and even after relocating to Montreal, have spent countless hours over the past 30 years exploring small towns and beaches all over that province as well as the coastal...
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By Burton

I have a couple Thule racks - the rails are 10mm...

I have a couple Thule racks - the rails are 10mm in diameter.

I DON'T have any Ortlieb bags but their site indicates that recent models have oversized clips with reducers available to fit them to...
01-10-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,256
Posted By Burton

I'm sure everyone thinks that what they're...

I'm sure everyone thinks that what they're driving is the best thing since sliced bread. You're entitled to your opinion.

It doesn't change the fact that it's still battery powered and still only...
01-10-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Burton

'Damage' is open to interpretation. Before laser...

'Damage' is open to interpretation. Before laser etching and silkscreening took over - lots of alloy bars had logos deeply embossed into the metal.

Compared to those logos your 'damage' is really...
01-10-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,364
Posted By Burton

As far as I understand things - the only torque...

As far as I understand things - the only torque forces on bicycle wheels are on the drive side of the rear wheel and on wheels equipped with disc brakes. Otherwise radial spoking for front wheels and...
01-10-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,061
Posted By Burton

The numbers here pretty much explain why the...

The numbers here pretty much explain why the manufactures claims of a range of 'up to xx km's' is based on a 160lb rider using 'level 1' pedal assist at a constant speed of 20 kph on level ground...
01-10-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,256
Posted By Burton

Myself and several other people here in Montreal...

Myself and several other people here in Montreal drive ebikes late into the winter and a couple drive all winter.
A torque sensor such as is found on the Bionx system or a front wheel drive work...
01-10-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,410
Posted By Burton

The Badboy (all of them) is a nice bike but the...

The Badboy (all of them) is a nice bike but the basic model with the Fatty fork has had the least warranty issues and shares the same frame as the rest of them. The top tube is longer on the Badboy...
01-10-15, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Burton

The only real advantage cartridge pads have is...

The only real advantage cartridge pads have is that on an extended ride or tour they're slightly lighter and easier to pack. They're NOT necessarily easier to change or less expensive than an...
01-10-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 17,276
Posted By Burton

It should be pretty easy to figure out if your...

It should be pretty easy to figure out if your lights are an irritant to other cyclists and motorists - all you have to do is check what you're lighting up. If you're lighting up the faces of...
01-08-15, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,589
Posted By Burton

The OP's bike has a standard three piece square...

The OP's bike has a standard three piece square taper crankset so 15mm it is.

Just for the record, the 9/16" side of the Park Tool pedal wrench fits the pedals flats on some older bikes with one...
01-08-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By Burton

Sounds like all your riding kept you in pretty...

Sounds like all your riding kept you in pretty good shape - glad to hear things turned out OK for you.

Fortunately I haven't had to deal with any serious mechanical issues myself but I do a...
01-08-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,203
Posted By Burton

The fat bike is absolutely my first choice for...

The fat bike is absolutely my first choice for riding in the rain. Yup - rain ..... not snow. I'm riding with racks and fenders which is indispensible on any wet weather bike but the tires make the...
01-08-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,246
Posted By Burton

I'm running a slightly modified Norco Bigfoot...

I'm running a slightly modified Norco Bigfoot with what appear to be identical tires and rims. I also live in Montreal, Canada so the conditions here are going to be close to identical to what you...
08-25-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,944
Posted By Burton

All this comparison with car headlights is...

All this comparison with car headlights is leaving out one important little detail. Automotive low beams are required by law to have a shielded element. High beams are unshielded. High beams are also...
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