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Forum: Touring
04-30-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,109
Posted By canali

also looks interesting is the swagman titan 2 (2...

also looks interesting is the swagman titan 2 (2 armed hitch carrier)
http://www.swagman.net/products/two-arm-racks/titan-two/

or their newer g2 platform carrier...
Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,109
Posted By canali

you might be seeing an older model of the...

you might be seeing an older model of the sportrack.
the sportrack ez premium platform model does fold up and also down.
Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,109
Posted By canali

thanks aroundoz...seems that as in life, no...

thanks aroundoz...seems that as in life, no solution is perfect....
...decisions, decisions..

luckily the thule helium hitch rack that i was referring to above is lightweight aluminum and...
Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,109
Posted By canali

roof vs hitch rack for bike with fenders....thoughts?

my car is a 2006 mazda 3 hb (has the 4 points on top for rack mountings)

i have fenders on all my bikes, and as a result am finding it diffiult to locate a suitable roof rack in which the ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By canali

i agree on keeping up a weight workout...

i agree on keeping up a weight workout regiment...bone strength/density and muscular mass are lost more and more as we age...i think an ongoing weight training program should be at the basis for all...
09-18-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By canali

cycling fitness as we get older (50+)...any books/links one can suggest?

seems i should have posted this thread in this forum vs the road forum...anyways..

cycling fitness as we get older (50+)...any books/links one can suggest?
just about to hit the big 50 next yr...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By canali

biggziff...exactly.... anyway... ...

biggziff...exactly....

anyway...
http://www.amazon.com/Cycling-Past-50-Ageless-Athlete/dp/0880117370
is one book but i haven't read it...anyone has and cares to comment?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By canali

cycling fitness as we get older (50+)...any books/links one can suggest?

cycling fitness as we get older (50+)...any books/links one can suggest?
just about to hit the big 50 next yr and yet still wish to cycle until i'm about to be taken out toes up
(hopefully i can...
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By canali

many thanks for your considerate reply ....best...

many thanks for your considerate reply
....best with your own travels.
cheers
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By canali

cdn southern gulf islands: mayne, saturna, pender and galiano sat thru tues

looking to do the southern gulf islands this wkend as above....not sure which campgrounds to stay at ie make base at mcdonald campground near schwartz bay ferry terminal and just visit each island...
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By canali

need camping suggestions pls for cdn southern gulf islands over 3-4 days/labour wkend

i'm about to leave vancouver bc this coming long labour day wkend (sat thru tuesday) to check out some bike camping, investigating the islands of pender, saturna, mayne and galiano.

it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By canali

thanks everyone...i will check out some of the...

thanks everyone...i will check out some of the suggestions offered esp sp and the gore line on their websites.

one thing i do like about the mec 'derecho' cycling jacket i noted were the pit zips...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By canali

your vote for best waterproof jacket/pants that is both breathable and 'waterproof'?

your vote for best waterproof jacket/pants that is both breathable and 'waterproof'?

seeking to buy a new outfit here in Vancouver BC.

i have only seen the Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)...
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By canali

thanks guys....it wasn't so much that anything is...

thanks guys....it wasn't so much that anything is wrong with them, just that the bike is a 2000 model and as you know everything nowadays is lighter, enabling a more spritely ride when you wish to...
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By canali

suggestions please; good quality/value wheel set to replace mavic ma2/ultegra 6500

i might be buying a very lightly used 2000 steel serotta rapid tour

wheels are mavic ma2 rims/ultegra 6500 hubs.

what kind of wheelset would you replace the mavics with for something that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By canali

rekmeyata, sorry i disagree: this not a...

rekmeyata, sorry i disagree: this not a 'traditional' touring bike...it's chainstays are a mere 42.5...it can only take fenders with 28mm tires...hardly a true touring bike....instead my research...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By canali

components on serotta rapid tour (2000 model) ...would you swap anything out?

I have a Riv Atlantis (26" rims) for touring/commuting and so came across this model as a choice for faster, lighter cc touring, centuries etc
--a serotta rapid tour (2000 model, steel) lightly...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By canali

great to hear it....they seem to me to offer just...

great to hear it....they seem to me to offer just so much of what a good bar should do: upright, drops, varied hand positions....just don't know why more people don't use this for touring/commuting...
Forum: Touring
06-04-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By canali

replacing shock fork with rigid on hardtaill: which is best quality in your op

i am not sure if i will get a replacement of my front shock or just get a rigid fork...converting hardtail dekerf generation into a commuter touring bike....so i want a very high end fork that is...
Forum: Touring
06-04-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By canali

converting hardtail mtn bike into touring bike....any front racks for such?

i have a wonderfully fast dekerf generation hardtail that i had rear rack brazeons put on recently...tis a fast baby to ride on....thinking of converting it to being my everyday commuter and touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By canali

salsa la raza with reynolds 853...op needed please...+ideas for fenders /28mm tires

I've been offered a 52 salsa la raza with 853 tubing/carbon fork....just wondering how this would work for centuries or long rides...club rides (not racing, of course, but still can step up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By canali

U shaped bike for locks 2011: your choice for lightest but still strong

just wondering given technology changes every few yrs I'm hoping to find a bike lock for my riv atlantis (or gunnar sport): something that is strong ie a large U lock that is also relatively...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By canali

jeff jones titec bars: for all sorts of riding: anyone ever use?

this looks interesting from jeff jones:
http://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bar.html
his blog has more pics of various hand positions, too.

my tt is a few cm longer than need be and i'm trying to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By canali

thanks urbanknight: the tt is a good 2cm longer...

thanks urbanknight: the tt is a good 2cm longer (55 vs 53)...and i've read (somewhere) that a longer stem adds more stability than does a shorter one....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By canali

need alternative touring bar ideas pls: tt too long and drops too much of a stretch

i should have taken one size smaller in my bike, but i didn't ....

result: i'm finding with drops that my bike creates a bit of a stretch to the hoods....any ideas for a versatile bar for both...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,526
Posted By canali

thanks for the youtube link on bill holland...

thanks for the youtube link on bill holland (integrating carbon and Ti)

however he doesn't seem to have a website (tried google searches no luck...unusual in this day and age).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,526
Posted By canali

thanks, good to hear.

thanks, good to hear.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,526
Posted By canali

yeah I hear you x43x ...my next bike will most...

yeah I hear you x43x
...my next bike will most likely be a Hampsten Strada Bianca, a Lynskey Sportive or the great bang for the buck Gunnar Sport.
...this said, I haven't given up on the amazing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,526
Posted By canali

Thanks SCED for your Bikes Direct link to...

Thanks SCED for your Bikes Direct link to Motobecane Ti bike.

But I trust my gut and something says if it sounds too good to be true then it most likely is. ie a Ti motobecane bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,526
Posted By canali

if only the sportive could take fenders and 28mm...

if only the sportive could take fenders and 28mm tires....without having to pay extra for such a tweaking (anyone know how much?)...looks like it'd make a nice rando-ish, cc touring bike/centuries...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 07:20 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,216
Posted By canali

did you get the 'eriksen' Ti upgrade? ...just...

did you get the 'eriksen' Ti upgrade? ...just wondering if you did (or didn't), what was the rationale (as it's offered on their website)

lovely pics...enjoy the mix of blk n white with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By canali

good to hear these replies: 'cause you all know...

good to hear these replies: 'cause you all know the marketing schmooze and koolaid we're raised on: that Ti rides 'smoother' and with less 'road buzz'. than steel...is 'faster' cause it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By canali

Lemond bikes: could someone kindly offer a link to what models and riding focus?

I see alot of Lemonds on various sites for sale, and often hear they're great values for one's money...looking at a sport touring/rando-ish frame (take fenders and 28mm tires) for fast, comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By canali

Ti vs the evolution of steel for a sport touring/rando-ish bike

I keep seeing builders offering Ti sport touring machines and even of course exclusively Ti builders (Eriksen, Lynskey, if i'm correct)....but given the evolution of steel the last 10 yrs (from what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By canali

26" rim/hub/tire suggestions wante for randonneuring (2nd wheel set) for riv atlantis

26" rim/hub/tire suggestions wante for randonneuring (2nd wheel set) for riv atlantis

trying to avoid buying a 2nd rando bike and instead just (for now) buy a lighter, faster 2nd set (faster,...
Forum: Touring
05-08-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By canali

any very good books (and clubs) for bicycle touring in pacific north west?

just wondering.....i now live in vancouver bc so would like to check out a variety of single and multi day rides all around the BC, WA and Oregon areas.

feel free to suggest any bicycle tour...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-07-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By canali

LOVE the style (differernt!...beautiful...

LOVE the style (differernt!...beautiful curves)...but am not familiar with the namebrand.
10-01-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,008
Posted By canali

hey zorrousa, yes I'm familiar with both...

hey zorrousa, yes I'm familiar with both builders, thanks (heck given
all the research I'm familiar with ALOT of builders, lol).

...but my circumstances have changed a bit as mentioned.
...
10-01-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,008
Posted By canali

Final update: given the economy and recent...

Final update: given the economy and recent company reorgs (ongoing),
I've decided to grab the 2002 marinoni ciclo that was offered to me by a BC Randonneur rider here locally for $800...
10-01-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,695
Posted By canali

i have: --rivendell atlantis (26" rims). ...

i have:

--rivendell atlantis (26" rims).

--dekerf HT generation (my pocket rocket/french comfort bike tweaked) has new rear rack --brazeons to take panniers up to 50 lbs load (so this could...
Forum: Touring
09-26-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,000
Posted By canali

neilgunton: RE: that bike shop online lead:...

neilgunton:

RE: that bike shop online lead: wiggle.co.uk
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/
......some good deals there, thanks...i went on expecting to pay more coming from the UK, but not at all...good...
Forum: Touring
09-26-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,000
Posted By canali

neilgunton: thanks...have read that issue of...

neilgunton: thanks...have read that issue of paint touchups on chrmo racks when they get dinged (I have nail polish protector I tab on to scatches on my frames...could use that too on rack scratches,...
Forum: Touring
09-26-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,000
Posted By canali

front low rider rack for riv atlantis: tubus tara or ergo/nova (or other)?

I'm looking at tubus front low rider racks for my riv atlantis, and was told given there are no fork eyelets on my atlantis, it's needed that I get put on some 'p' clamp if I go with a tubus front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By canali

any unique fenders out there for sport tour bikes allowing fatter tires?

i might be picking up a 2002 marinoni ciclo...
have been told it can take 23-25cm with fenders or 28cm without fenders....

are there any companies out there offering more unique attachment...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-19-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By canali

yup have read plenty of good things about the...

yup have read plenty of good things about the hampsten bianca strada frame....also am considering the jitensha ebisu or gunnar sport....even the VO rando (for value).

OR as a 2nd option I will...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-18-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By canali

i did own one and have since sold it to a happy...

i did own one and have since sold it to a happy bike shop owner (for his wife)
...IMO my allrounder is my riv atlantis.....

now i'm seeking to get a good sport tourer/rando bike (even will see if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By canali

machka (or anyone who would know): i realize...

machka (or anyone who would know):

i realize the sportivo replaced the ciclo....is it merely the name that has changed?
http://www.marinoni.qc.ca/Html/SportTouring.html
(can't find geo for ciclo...
09-18-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,919
Posted By canali

congrats on such a lovely and thoughtful...

congrats on such a lovely and thoughtful build...may you and your sweets have many happy riding experiences together.
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