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05-13-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By ottawa_adam

I would suggest going to a reputable bike shop...

I would suggest going to a reputable bike shop and budgeting about $400-500 for a decent bike. Make sure the sales staff takes time to ensure the bike fits you properly.

This fine city has tonnes...
05-13-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By ottawa_adam

I have a Dew from 2005 and absolutely love it. ...

I have a Dew from 2005 and absolutely love it. Mind you, I've done some considerable upgrades.

If it is truly in mint condition, my upper limit would be $150. I would start the offer lower than...
03-27-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By ottawa_adam

In my area, Iron Horse was sold by big box...

In my area, Iron Horse was sold by big box stores. I friend had one which only lasted a couple years. That said, for the price if you're just looking for something to beat around town, it may be a...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,484
Posted By ottawa_adam

Sounds like a great pre-race meal. :P

Sounds like a great pre-race meal. :P
03-18-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,113
Posted By ottawa_adam

This is sound advice. I say work with what...

This is sound advice.

I say work with what you have for now and upgrade later, as your stamina increases, if so desired.

It would also be helpful if you learn how to fix a flat and carry a...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,368
Posted By ottawa_adam

SHOFINE, what is the rack on your Kona?

SHOFINE, what is the rack on your Kona?
Forum: Commuting
03-12-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,877
Posted By ottawa_adam

For longevity, I hand wash my merino clothes in...

For longevity, I hand wash my merino clothes in cold water and line dry. I get into a routine where I wash the garments as soon as I get home; it's only a ten minute process.
03-08-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By ottawa_adam

The Smoke is a great city bike. Too bad you have...

The Smoke is a great city bike. Too bad you have to sell it. More importantly, too bad I don't like in OK so I can buy it off you. :)
03-08-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,274
Posted By ottawa_adam

I can't say if helmet use causes me to ride more...

I can't say if helmet use causes me to ride more aggressively as I have been wearing one since I was a teenager.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,473
Posted By ottawa_adam

I use a Bordo Lite but I do realize the weakness...

I use a Bordo Lite but I do realize the weakness is in the rivets. I typically use it as a secondary lock, usually for the front wheel, as a supplement to a regular ulock. I may use it as a primary...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,376
Posted By ottawa_adam

The active thieves in my city have a "trained"...

The active thieves in my city have a "trained" eye and during the past few years, just strip good components off of parked bikes. They don't even look at the overall bike anymore and just go for...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,876
Posted By ottawa_adam

I don't know where you are from but you may...

I don't know where you are from but you may consider taking a bicycle safety course. Learning a few rudimentary skills will help build your confidence in riding in traffic.
08-22-12, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,142
Posted By ottawa_adam

Funny you should ask. I just developed some...

Funny you should ask. I just developed some tendonitis in my wrist and I'm going through a similar situation. I just picked up a wrist splint/brace and after having worn it for a full day now, I...
08-20-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By ottawa_adam

I find the best solution is to hand-wash my...

I find the best solution is to hand-wash my cycling clothes immediately after use (ie, when I get home). I have never encountered an odour problem with the fabric this way.
08-20-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By ottawa_adam

Pre-soaking in a vinegar solution will take care...

Pre-soaking in a vinegar solution will take care of any such odours. It's quick, easy and inexpensive. Best of all, it's better for your body than any commercial chemical solutions.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,664
Posted By ottawa_adam

Seems gimmicky. If noseless seats are really...

Seems gimmicky. If noseless seats are really that great, why don't we see them on all cruisers on the streets? Noseless seats aren't a new concept; there must be a reason why they don't get popular.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By ottawa_adam

I love the fenders. Oh yeah, nice bike find....

I love the fenders.

Oh yeah, nice bike find. :)
08-18-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By ottawa_adam

Wow, that poor Brooks could use some TLC!

Wow, that poor Brooks could use some TLC!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,251
Posted By ottawa_adam

What a thing of beauty. I especially love the...

What a thing of beauty. I especially love the head badge. Congrats on the purchase.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 06:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,048
Posted By ottawa_adam

This discussion reminds me of the reasons why I...

This discussion reminds me of the reasons why I choose not to ride the MUPs as much as possible. Of course, I happen to have great options to choose for my commute and I'm not obligated to take the...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Posted By ottawa_adam

I agree. Don't forget, the saddle/bar height...

I agree. Don't forget, the saddle/bar height ratio can also impact comfort. The more upright you're seated could add more pressure to your sit bones, thereby increasing discomfort. After a couple...
08-15-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By ottawa_adam

For the type of riding you describe, and for the...

For the type of riding you describe, and for the price, the bike you posted in your first thread sounded like a great deal. If it's still available, it might be worth checking out still.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,341
Posted By ottawa_adam

Nice bike! Simple, elegant. I can't believe the...

Nice bike! Simple, elegant. I can't believe the quality of the frame welds and joints. Maybe one day, when I have enough disposable income to afford another bike, I'll look at Rivendell frames. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,293
Posted By ottawa_adam

Nice looking bike. I like all the...

Nice looking bike. I like all the chrome/stainless.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,197
Posted By ottawa_adam

Butt pain is not necessarily caused by the saddle...

Butt pain is not necessarily caused by the saddle itself. Sitting upright places more pressure on your sit bones, which may cause pain.

Have you experimented with changing your seat/bar height...
08-09-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 2,150,501
Posted By ottawa_adam

What is that rack? I love it.

What is that rack? I love it.
08-09-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By ottawa_adam

What size of bag are you looking for? I don't...

What size of bag are you looking for? I don't know if you realize that the Brooks Challenge bag you linked to is very small. When I checked it out at the store, it didn't even fit an inner tube and...
08-07-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By ottawa_adam

Squeaking is normal. First, try adding a couple...

Squeaking is normal. First, try adding a couple drops of lubricating oil to the adjustment threads on your saddle. That may help quell the sound. If you do adjust the nut, do not tighten more than...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By ottawa_adam

If you want a more natural, healthier approach,...

If you want a more natural, healthier approach, you can also add a bit of plain white vinegar to your wash - or presoak your clothes in a water/vinegar solution prior to putting them in the wash. ...
08-01-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By ottawa_adam

Shoulder checking?

Shoulder checking?
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 955
Posted By ottawa_adam

Have you tried looking around on craigslist for a...

Have you tried looking around on craigslist for a good, used bike? You can likely find a nice $500 new bike selling for around $300 used.

That will give you a chance to see for yourself what the...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,797
Posted By ottawa_adam

Well said.

Well said.
08-01-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By ottawa_adam

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08-01-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By ottawa_adam

I'm glad you're alright. I hope the bike ends up...

I'm glad you're alright. I hope the bike ends up being safe to ride.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,341
Posted By ottawa_adam

Welcome to Ottawa, XLinked!

Welcome to Ottawa, XLinked!
Forum: Commuting
07-31-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,644
Posted By ottawa_adam

I have a few pairs of shorts, which I rotate...

I have a few pairs of shorts, which I rotate through during the week. I always hand wash my cycling clothes immediately when I get home and hang them to dry outside. I find they last forever as a...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By ottawa_adam

Good luck. Once your legs are accustomed to...

Good luck.

Once your legs are accustomed to your riding, it should only take you one hour each way.

Don't over think the process. Just be sure to eat well and get rest; you'll be able to do...
07-28-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,402
Posted By ottawa_adam

This issue I have with the raised left-arm, right...

This issue I have with the raised left-arm, right turn signal is that most people I see who perform the signal in this manner don't fully bend their elbows and point their left hands towards the sky,...
07-25-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,402
Posted By ottawa_adam

I have lived in Ontario, Canada for my entire...

I have lived in Ontario, Canada for my entire life and I have never, ever seen anyone sign a stop by pointing their hand up in the air. I'm not sure where in the province the OP was driving, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,467
Posted By ottawa_adam

Yes, the bus system in Ottawa leaves much to be...

Yes, the bus system in Ottawa leaves much to be desired. My bike commute takes the same length of time as my bus commute. That's my primary reason for biking to work.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,044
Posted By ottawa_adam

I agree. I just got mine a couple weeks ago...

I agree. I just got mine a couple weeks ago (Glo-Brain) and I love, love, love it. It fits super well. The extra warmth, over my Giro Xen, does not really bother me.

I haven't tried the visor...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 44,569
Posted By ottawa_adam

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07-23-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,699
Posted By ottawa_adam

Next time it happens, take down the licence plate...

Next time it happens, take down the licence plate number and call the cops. A visit from their not-so-friendly neighbourhood police officer may shake them up a bit.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,475
Posted By ottawa_adam

I agree. Another risk of shaving is in-grown...

I agree. Another risk of shaving is in-grown hairs, which can be extremely uncomfortable.

Different styles of shorts or the use of underwear may be an appropriate long-term solution.

Good luck!
06-07-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,213
Posted By ottawa_adam

This is not true. In Canada, drunk driving is...

This is not true. In Canada, drunk driving is only covered in the Criminal Code of Canada, and only applies to drivers of motor vehicles. The provincial highway traffic acts do not address drunk or...
06-07-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,213
Posted By ottawa_adam

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Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By ottawa_adam

I usually wash mine once a week.

I usually wash mine once a week.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ottawa_adam

Great job, OP! For future reference, Lake...

Great job, OP!

For future reference, Lake brand shoes makes wide widths.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,823
Posted By ottawa_adam

I have the MEC Shadowlands, which is similar to...

I have the MEC Shadowlands, which is similar to the Hold Steady save for the drive train. I absolutely love the bike. It's very navigable and tough in the city and handles well. Although, I have...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,403
Posted By ottawa_adam

Please don't think that all disc golfers feel...

Please don't think that all disc golfers feel that way.

After all, there is a lot of hate generated on most forums.

Disc golf is an amazing sport, btw.
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