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05-11-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By FROryder

Check out Martin Swiss, they have organized group...

Check out Martin Swiss, they have organized group rides. I suspect that they may be hammer-fests. A link.
http://www.martinswiss.com/
05-11-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By FROryder

2nd Jim's comment about Martin Swiss.

2nd Jim's comment about Martin Swiss.
05-04-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By FROryder

Let me know when you need a gray haired, fat...

Let me know when you need a gray haired, fat retro mountain biker on a 20 year old steel Yeti for a shoot.
05-04-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By FROryder

Have to agree with Boudicca's opinion, Tremblant...

Have to agree with Boudicca's opinion, Tremblant was an excellent mountain bike destination before Intrawest sank their claws into the resort. Last time I went, five years back, bikes had been...
11-01-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By FROryder

Never met him, love his music an thinking!

Never met him, love his music an thinking!
10-29-10, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By FROryder

Mel Lastman, and now this jackass. It's going to...

Mel Lastman, and now this jackass. It's going to be a rough ride.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-30-10, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By FROryder

Not a builder but I'm the same height and weight,...

Not a builder but I'm the same height and weight, my '85 Gios Torino constructed with regular dia. Columbus SL was way too flexy. Sunday ride bike only, impossible to sprint and climb due to the...
Forum: Touring
01-12-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,645
Posted By FROryder

Drink!

Drink!
Forum: Touring
11-16-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,114
Posted By FROryder

Full agreement. 5700k on a 28mm T-Serv rear tire...

Full agreement. 5700k on a 28mm T-Serv rear tire with only two slow leaks, rolling weight of 265lbs. The front tire may see 10,000k based on current visible wear.
09-25-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By FROryder

Also at ConU and commute along de Maisonneuve,...

Also at ConU and commute along de Maisonneuve, not for much longer! The so called repair of the BP has now made it much worse than before, speed bump every five meters!
07-21-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By FROryder

Good stuff. I've skied the trail, would like to...

Good stuff. I've skied the trail, would like to take a long weekend to ride the entire route.
Cheers
07-02-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By FROryder

ABC bikes on Park has a decent selection of high...

ABC bikes on Park has a decent selection of high end bikes with excellent pricing. Le Yeti also has a nice selection of bikes with good prices and within walking distance of ABC bikes. Just down the...
06-03-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 735
Posted By FROryder

Floyd Landis racing in Montreal

Just heard that Landis will be taking part in one stage of the Mardis Lachine crits in two weeks time. Should be interesting.
Cheers
04-02-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By FROryder

Waterfront trail all the way.

Waterfront trail all the way.
Forum: Touring
03-06-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,183
Posted By FROryder

Not my Goodrich! Maybe my Litespeed Blueridge.

Not my Goodrich! Maybe my Litespeed Blueridge.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-05-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By FROryder

Very nice bike. There was a bike show here two...

Very nice bike. There was a bike show here two weeks ago and Guru had a full display up, all very impressive looking. I really like their New Steel model. I chatted with Guru rep Yorick Caron and he...
02-16-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By FROryder

I can 2nd alcjphil's opinion on the speed and...

I can 2nd alcjphil's opinion on the speed and aggressive nature of the Mardis Lachine crits. Raced them during the eighties and they were very fast then, some of the fastest crits in North America....
12-19-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By FROryder

I rode solo much of the same route in late August...

I rode solo much of the same route in late August this year with some changes. Ride started from my parents place in Burlington, ended six days and 725km later in Montreal, with a side trip to...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-27-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,367
Posted By FROryder

Still in Montreal, but the Gios is in Bulgaria....

Still in Montreal, but the Gios is in Bulgaria. Currently ride a Serotta legendTi.
Cheers
Forum: Framebuilders
10-24-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,367
Posted By FROryder

I raced many a crit in Montreal during the mid...

I raced many a crit in Montreal during the mid eighties on both a Marinoni and a Gios Torino. The Gios was hands down a better handling bike than the Marinoni in any situation including blowing past...
08-28-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,977
Posted By FROryder

When I stay at cheap motels, bike's in the room...

When I stay at cheap motels, bike's in the room with me, at B&Bs, bike stays in the garage.
On the one occasion that I stayed at a high end inn, Mill Inn in Port Hope Ontario, they kindly let...
08-12-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By FROryder

Where did you get them for that price! Less than...

Where did you get them for that price! Less than what I paid for one tire!:(
08-12-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By FROryder

Hi Flip I used the Krylion 25mm tires, they...

Hi Flip
I used the Krylion 25mm tires, they actually measure 27mm. My riding weight is 235lbs, if that is any help.:)
08-11-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,497
Posted By FROryder

The hills never get smaller or easier, you get...

The hills never get smaller or easier, you get faster! This according to my buddy who weights 122lbs and climbs like a scalded monkey!
08-08-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By FROryder

Hi Flip With the Michelin krylion tires I...

Hi Flip
With the Michelin krylion tires I put 6000km on the front tire before replacing it last week due to cuts. Rear had app. 3000km before I replaced it about 2 weeks ago, also due to cuts....
Forum: Touring
08-07-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By FROryder

Curious about a 22.5in TT for a person as tall as...

Curious about a 22.5in TT for a person as tall as yourself. I'm 5'10 and the TT of my race bike is also 22.5in, don't have any weird dims. like long monkey arms:)
Forum: Touring
08-07-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By FROryder

Is the TT lenght correct, just asking because...

Is the TT lenght correct, just asking because it's the same as mine while I'm only 5'10?
08-07-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By FROryder

Hi Lux Fellow Montrealer here. Over the...

Hi Lux
Fellow Montrealer here. Over the last two seasons I've used Michelin krylions 25's, really like them, fast and long wearing. Downside, $70 a pop!
Racing buddy gave me a pair of...
07-29-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,877
Posted By FROryder

I know, just a weak attempt at humour:)

I know, just a weak attempt at humour:)
07-28-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,877
Posted By FROryder

Not the Bicycle Clinic!:mad:

Not the Bicycle Clinic!:mad:
07-24-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By FROryder

Yeah...what do Westmounters need Bagbalm for!!??:)

Yeah...what do Westmounters need Bagbalm for!!??:)
07-23-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,690
Posted By FROryder

Do to Igor Kenk what they did to horse thieves in...

Do to Igor Kenk what they did to horse thieves in the old west, hang em high!
07-23-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By FROryder

Here in Montreal I buy from Hogg's hardware store...

Here in Montreal I buy from Hogg's hardware store in Westmount.
06-18-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,227
Posted By FROryder

This site link, http://www.routeverte.com/ang/ is...

This site link, http://www.routeverte.com/ang/ is also a excellent source for bike trails throughout Quebec.
Forum: Touring
06-17-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By FROryder

Thanks Acantor. Sounds amazing, despite the steep...

Thanks Acantor. Sounds amazing, despite the steep grades and logging trucks. A novice rider will be joining me on the trip, will have to take into account that person's lack of experience before a...
Forum: Touring
06-16-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By FROryder

Whale watching

Plan to ride out to Tadoussac Quebec from Montreal for some whale watching in late July or early August. Need route suggestions from anyone who is familiar with the area, North Shore or South Shore?...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-09-08, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,570
Posted By FROryder

Stunning bike! One of the finest builders in...

Stunning bike! One of the finest builders in North America, Dave Kirk only has peers!
05-01-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By FROryder

Here's another dealer with Tubus racks, just...

Here's another dealer with Tubus racks, just across the border in New Hampshire.
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/index.html
04-29-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By FROryder

Did a little internet search for Tubus racks, the...

Did a little internet search for Tubus racks, the nearest Canadian dealer is True North cycles in Kitchener Ontario. You may have a better chance of locating a dealer in New York, Vermont, or New...
04-29-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By FROryder

La Cordée had them last time I was there about...

La Cordée had them last time I was there about two years ago. Give them a call.
Cheers
02-29-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By FROryder

Other side of town, folks live off Brant st. ...

Other side of town, folks live off Brant st.
Cheers
02-28-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By FROryder

My folks live in Burlington, get there several...

My folks live in Burlington, get there several times a year. Can't say I've heard of Splat, where is it located?
Gustavo
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By FROryder

Mike Barry is no longer taking frame orders.

Mike Barry is no longer taking frame orders.
02-14-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By FROryder

Can't really comment on any of the current bike...

Can't really comment on any of the current bike shops because I've laced up my own wheels since 1980 after a bad experience with Peel Cycle. But if I was to have a shop do it, the ones jimblairo...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By FROryder

I always wanted a LeCroco, an alternative to all...

I always wanted a LeCroco, an alternative to all the Marinonis seen here in Montreal. Haven't seen a new one in twenty years. Last I heard was that he had stopped building frames about 1990.
Cheers
Forum: Touring
10-12-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By FROryder

Very, very nice! The Americano was one of the...

Very, very nice! The Americano was one of the three bikes that made it to my shortlist. Bruce Gordon and Curt Goodrich were the other two. While I did not buy an Americano, would love to read a ride...
09-24-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By FROryder

I was in Mcwhinnie's last week and they have...

I was in Mcwhinnie's last week and they have several Brooks in the display case, a Pro, a B-17, and one of those heavy sprung models. The B-17 is $85, almost bought it at that price but i've already...
Forum: Touring
09-17-07, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By FROryder

I have the Diacomp 287Vs on my Litespeed...

I have the Diacomp 287Vs on my Litespeed Blueridge. Right lever fell apart after one season, replaced it with the same lever. Not aware of any alternative until now, won't use them again. Feel cheap...
09-05-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By FROryder

McWhinnie's on Sherbrooke street in NDG had a...

McWhinnie's on Sherbrooke street in NDG had a several in their display case the last time I visited, a month back.
Cheers
07-31-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By FROryder

Your right about the strange customer service...

Your right about the strange customer service ambiance at Martin Swiss. I vowed never to set foot in there after experiencing their unique brand of customer service, but after a good friend began...
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