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07-14-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By GTryder

13.5 Km around half our city's perimeter path

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05-20-19, 08:21 AM
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Views: 469,218
Posted By GTryder

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Spring leaves on the local trail
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By GTryder

GT has kept the "Triple Triangle" design on many...

GT has kept the "Triple Triangle" design on many of their hybrids and hardtail MTBs.

When you flip your bars over, you will likely have to raise your stem a bit - hope it works out for you. I...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By GTryder

After 3 Weeks...

So it's been 3 weeks and a few hundred kilometers, along with changing from inverted to upright and back. Also, rode my flat bar road bike (with bar ends) and touring bike with Northroads (Wald...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By GTryder

Thanks for the comments

Some interesting observations and viewpoints. I'm accustomed to narrower bars (trimmed to 46 - 50 cm / 18 - 20") so find the lower flat very comfortable as my basic more upright position with both...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By GTryder

Butterfly/Trekking bars...what postion?

Wonder pros and cons of mounting in "standard" or "inverted" position. Trying both ways: standard feels like flat bars with bar ends, inverted (with stem riser) feels like mustache or path racer with...
04-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Two trips today, exploring the banks of the North...

Two trips today, exploring the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.

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04-03-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 51,589
Posted By GTryder

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2011 Giant Dash 3
03-25-19, 03:00 PM
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Views: 337
Posted By GTryder

Microshift R8 3x8 Front Derailleur

Would the Microshift R8 be a good replacement for the front derailleur on my 2011 Giant Dash 3?
The chainrings are 52-42-30 and the original Shimano model is the R443. Current Shimano replacement...
03-24-19, 09:15 PM
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Views: 469,218
Posted By GTryder

First Hybrid Ride of 2019

Springtime in Saskatchewan, our snow is mostly gone from roads and paths, so brought out my GT hybrid...700c's sure roll easier than 26" Ice Spikers or 4"wide Fatbike tires. Had a detour around this...
02-17-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

My first significant ride since February 1st....

My first significant ride since February 1st. Canadian prairies have been in the deep freeze, but weather was mild at -14 Celsius. Our annual Winter Festival is on and we have a "Crokicurl" rink in...
01-19-19, 09:13 PM
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Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Coldest Ride this Winter

Biking Winter at -29 Celsius in the Great White North at YPA, SK, Canada...
12-30-18, 08:35 PM
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Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Last ride of 2018 -18 Celsius = Chilly 10 Km...

Last ride of 2018 -18 Celsius = Chilly 10 Km after 8 cm of new snow

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12-09-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

15 Kilometers on a mild -7 Celsius afternoon,...

15 Kilometers on a mild -7 Celsius afternoon, mostly on plowed MUP...a few pictures from the last part of my ride through downtown, Prince Albert, SK,...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-01-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By GTryder

Global Fat Bike Day 2018

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December 1st is Global Fat Bike Day...some pictures from my...
11-25-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Had a great time being FatBike Frosty in our...

Had a great time being FatBike Frosty in our Santa Claus parade.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x819/fatbike_frosty_2__b86e96809ad1223e7da53c1eb185fe2cbd71be73.jpg
11-04-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

1st Winter ride of the season

A short ride on the F*T B*ST*RD, to check everything out for winter/snow riding, then he got his fall scrub down.
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10-29-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24,670
Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Nice evening to ride in central Saskatchewan, +4...

Nice evening to ride in central Saskatchewan, +4 Celsius, and no snow yet!
Riding my 30ish pound hybrid commuter, since the road bike is away for winter...almost 20km in just under an hour / just...
10-04-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By GTryder

The group is unique, in that to the best of my...

The group is unique, in that to the best of my knowledge we are (one of few or)
the only FaceBook group dedicated to Canadian residents who are bicycling enthusiasts of all types including:

year...
10-03-18, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By GTryder

New Canadian FaceBook Group

The Bike Canucks form a unique FaceBook group which has been created exclusively for Canadian Bicycle enthusiasts.
Canadian residency is a requirement for Membership.
We can be found...
10-03-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By GTryder

New Canadian FaceBook Group

The Bike Canucks form a unique FaceBook group which has been created exclusively for Canadian Bicycle enthusiasts.
Canadian residency is a requirement for membership.
We can be found...
05-23-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

I'm well aware of shims, and will use one if...

I'm well aware of shims, and will use one if needed.
05-23-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

Definitely going to replace it.

Definitely going to replace it.
05-23-18, 11:07 AM
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Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

Beautiful, but my bars are 25.4mm.

Beautiful, but my bars are 25.4mm.
05-23-18, 07:12 AM
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Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

Just riding, I can feel side to side flex and...

Just riding, I can feel side to side flex and hear the creaking. Becomes more evident when standing on pedals to negotiate rough roads or climbing.
05-23-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

My wife's bike has a good threadless adjustable...

My wife's bike has a good threadless adjustable stem, so I'm aware that they do exist
Thanks for all the replies; I'm now quite certain the stem is the problem, and it has served its purpose to...
05-21-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By GTryder

Quill Syem Flex

I'm having issues with flexing and creaking on a Treck 520 flat bar conversion, using a generic alloy "made in China" adjustable quill stem. The stem is currently "slammed" to the lowest position and...
01-01-18, 10:22 AM
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Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Windchill is worse than temperature, as it is...

Windchill is worse than temperature, as it is intensified by your speed. The wind picked up while I was riding and my return trip was lengthend by about 5 Km to avoid riding directly into it while...
12-31-17, 07:17 PM
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Views: 2,332,802
Posted By GTryder

Did 80 minutes, went 17 cool Km, in -22C with a...

Did 80 minutes, went 17 cool Km, in -22C with a Windchill of -29C
Happy New Year 🎉
11-29-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,325
Posted By GTryder

I was one of the first requesters...a few years...

I was one of the first requesters...a few years ago...still hasn't happened!
11-29-17, 02:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,325
Posted By GTryder

+1 Another vote for a seperate forum.

+1 Another vote for a seperate forum.
Forum: Touring
09-03-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,619
Posted By GTryder

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
09-03-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 306,214
Posted By GTryder

The 'stache bars didn't work out (nor did...

The 'stache bars didn't work out (nor did trekking/butterfly bars), so now its a Trek 520 "Tourist" (just need someone with airbrush skills to change the top tube decal).
Test ride today. Going to...
Forum: Touring
09-03-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,619
Posted By GTryder

Almost done the transformation from "Trek 520 -...

Almost done the transformation from "Trek 520 - Touring to Tourist" bike.
Latest additions:
Wald 8095 Handlebars $16.00 Cdn = $12.00 usd
Replica brake levers (eBay) = $8.00 usd incl. free...
09-02-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By GTryder

Thanks for the Rreplies

Yes, the BB is wide and my chainline is good - it's a Fat bike with 4" tires.

Don't want/need a conventional front dreailleur/shifter - just thought an mechanical system would be cleaner and...
09-02-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By GTryder

Do these still exist

Came across this seat tube monted front shifter on a vintage bike blog and wonder if something similar is still on the market.

Looks like it would be ideal for the dual chain ring set up on my fat...
Forum: Touring
08-03-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By GTryder

Mustache vs. Porteur vs. flipped Northroad/Albatross Bars

Going from Modolo e2091 drops to a more upright bar on a '93 Trek 520 and wanting to keep road levers and barcon shifters.

I have a set of used generic alloy Mustache bars from the LBS to try...
07-27-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

That bar wrap looks great - silver stem & brown...

That bar wrap looks great - silver stem & brown saddle would complete the vintage look.
Not sure if it's the camera angle, but notice you have the bars sitting almost flat. Most photos I've seen on...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 306,214
Posted By GTryder

How about a 1993 Trek 520 (last year with lugged...

How about a 1993 Trek 520 (last year with lugged frame), hand built in the U.S.A.?

Here's one I found last week for $150 Cdn (about $115.00 USD) at my LBS. First photo on the ride home, second...
07-25-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

Disaster has struck!

:mad: Humpert trekking bars arrived damaged!

Likely something heavy was dropped on one side of pacakage, leaving them kinked on the left loop. Good news is, I will get a full refund within 48...
07-24-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

It's new, from local LBS. Made in Taiwan and...

It's new, from local LBS. Made in Taiwan and distributed by 49.N - Canadian company that supplies bike shop with small after market parts.

I was going to buy on line, looking at UNO (Kalloy) and...
Forum: Touring
07-23-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,619
Posted By GTryder

raria, Ride it like you stole it, 'cuz you...

raria,

Ride it like you stole it, 'cuz you kinda did!

Awesome find - following your other thread and aside from the gearing, you're set for touring and you've got $50.00 left to be in the...
07-23-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

Inner tubes are useful for so many things - I'll...

Inner tubes are useful for so many things - I'll be doing the same until I'm sure about brake lever placement. Your set up looks good, and will be awesome with the leather look wrap!

My Shimano...
07-23-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

Initially wanting to keep classic looks of a...

Initially wanting to keep classic looks of a lugged frame touring bike, I had thought about Mustache / inverted Northroad setups to use the existing bar-cons and hooded road levers, but limited hand...
07-22-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

Twist grip shifters had been suggested by my son...

Twist grip shifters had been suggested by my son - think he wants them gone off his old mountain bike. Surprisingly they seem quite popular with the trekking crowd in Europe. But a lot of them are...
Forum: Touring
07-22-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,619
Posted By GTryder

According to our other LBS (Trek Dealer) I got a...

According to our other LBS (Trek Dealer) I got a steal on it, and confirmed it was a '93 - last year of the lugged frame.
07-22-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By GTryder

converting bar end to stem shifters '93 Trek 520

I know this doesn't sound cool, but I changing from Modolo E2091 drops to Humpert Ergotech trekking bars. Therefore bar end shifters won't fit.

Planning on keeping the road levers for the time...
Forum: Touring
07-21-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,619
Posted By GTryder

My Budget Touring Bike - '93 Trek 520

Maybe a little late getting started, but here goes:

July 15th - Purchaced 1993 Trek 520 from LBS for $150.00 Cdn = $113.00 usd
July 20th - Purchased Adjustable Stem from LBS for $24.95 Cdn = ...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,595
Posted By GTryder

I have over 7000Km on 700x35 Marathons with my...

I have over 7000Km on 700x35 Marathons with my hybrid during 4 summers of commuting/city pavement riding. Rotated them 2 years ago and again this May. They will definitely be good into next summer -...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By GTryder

Some possibilites to stay with drops: Velo Orange...

Some possibilites to stay with drops: Velo Orange Far Bar, Soma Portola, On One Midge, Origin8 Gary and an adjustable silver quill stem with removable fron plate.
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