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Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By crazyravr

Wake up. Check the weather. Thats my ritual.

Wake up. Check the weather. Thats my ritual.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By crazyravr

I use this right now. Its not that they fog up...

I use this right now. Its not that they fog up when I am moving. But breathing at the stop lights, especially with scarf over mouth, will cause foggy picture. Again, once moving it all goes away....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By crazyravr

Colder weather - glasses fog up issue.

How do you guys deal with this?
Its ok when moving, but when stopped things get foggy real fast. I can wear contacts to solve this issue, but then I like to have protection from the wind, dirt, dust...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By crazyravr

These.......

These.... https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DNG8DSY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and these on the bike, on the helmet etc........
09-25-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By crazyravr

I am currently running 35mm which measures at...

I am currently running 35mm which measures at 38mm true width and I would not go for much more than that, especially if you have fenders on.
09-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 221,364
Posted By crazyravr

Swapped 28mm Schwalbe Marathons to 35mm Panaracer...

Swapped 28mm Schwalbe Marathons to 35mm Panaracer Gravelking SK...... love it. Very smooth and easier on the arse.
Swapped platform pedals back to SPD for winter / fall commuting (I commute in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

Got everything installed on my FX2 over the...

Got everything installed on my FX2 over the weekend and this morning did my 25km commute into work.

Tires.
- very smooth rolling
- very quite
- go over bumps and road imperfections with ease...
09-10-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,294
Posted By crazyravr

Go for a walk.

Go for a walk.
09-10-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,407
Posted By crazyravr

I just got Panaracers Gravelking SK for my in...

I just got Panaracers Gravelking SK for my in 35mm which fit more like a 38. Great upgrade me thinks.
09-10-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 469,385
Posted By crazyravr

Keeps on taking me to work and bringing me back,...

Keeps on taking me to work and bringing me back, usually safely lol :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

I got SK version. If they carry me puncture less...

I got SK version. If they carry me puncture less throughout the whole year, like the marathons did, I will be a happy camper. Riding mixed of pavement and gravel on my commutes which sometimes go for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

I tried the shoes on in my local bike shop but...

I tried the shoes on in my local bike shop but price and availability made me go with online. They will be used for commuting.
Tires I have read so much good about, and I want to switch out from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

From ChainReaction just now. ...

From ChainReaction just now.

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...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,276
Posted By crazyravr

This is how I feel about it, ditto regards...

This is how I feel about it, ditto regards wearing the helmet. So lights are on all the time and so is the helmet, no matter how short the ride.
I myself use a Cygolites. I have a 650 now for 5...
08-22-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By crazyravr

Flat shoes and grippy pedals is all you need. On...

Flat shoes and grippy pedals is all you need. On my road / race bike I am clipped in. But on my commuter / casual bike just does not make sense. So I have settled on Keen sandals / mtb shoes and...
08-13-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,669
Posted By crazyravr

#1 and #2. Total preference. If this will be a...

#1 and #2. Total preference. If this will be a commuter, stick with normal shoes (think keen sandals) and flat pedals with grip (studs)
#3. Dont go thinner. No need. Go to 35mm if you can fit that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

Going to be mainly used as emergency for...

Going to be mainly used as emergency for commuting during warmer months since wearing a proper rain jacket sucks when its warm out.
...
07-05-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,077
Posted By crazyravr

Cycling on a sidewalk unless you are a child and...

Cycling on a sidewalk unless you are a child and walk your bike through all traffic lights, is a huge NO NO in my books.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,100
Posted By crazyravr

hot HOT hoooootttttttttt. I love heat.

hot HOT hoooootttttttttt. I love heat.
06-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By crazyravr

Not at all. But some of us have two sets of...

Not at all.
But some of us have two sets of wheels with different tires mounted. I have one set with slicks for commuting on pavement and one set wide MTB type tire for when I want to do a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,453
Posted By crazyravr

The group of deer that ran out on the bike path...

The group of deer that ran out on the bike path near lake Ontario this morning. First time this happened. Just got this feel good vibe the rest of the ride.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,724
Posted By crazyravr

Eggs I never had a problem with but soft fruit...

Eggs I never had a problem with but soft fruit and vegg, always. The best way thus far was in a backpack. Panniers or trunk top, no no.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,724
Posted By crazyravr

Groceries.

Soft food to be specific. Things like strawberries, raspberries... how do you bring them home without them getting totally bruised up and mashed up? Last time I carried raspberries home by bike they...
05-31-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,240
Posted By crazyravr

Yeap. I use them on my FX2. Love them. Very good...

Yeap. I use them on my FX2. Love them. Very good grip and nice wide platform. I got the ones in blue.
05-27-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 469,385
Posted By crazyravr

Work.

Work.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,651
Posted By crazyravr

I have that band as well and use it for running....

I have that band as well and use it for running. I dont like it while cycling. Does not fit good under the helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By crazyravr

Unless you get strong cross winds :) Beauty.

Unless you get strong cross winds :) Beauty.
05-21-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,077
Posted By crazyravr

Always. No questions. No matter 5 minutes store...

Always. No questions. No matter 5 minutes store run or full day trip.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,651
Posted By crazyravr

Rockbros cycling cap. I went from how...

Rockbros cycling cap.

I went from how stupid is this and why would anyone wear this TO how can anyone cycle without this liner under the helmet. Keep the bugs out, sun off and traps sweat. I now...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,448
Posted By crazyravr

I honestly dont get the reason to listen to music...

I honestly dont get the reason to listen to music or anything while riding. When I am on the bike I want to tune out of all the life noised and almost unplug. I want to listen to whats happening...
05-09-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By crazyravr

I use these for my commuter. Use them with Keen...

I use these for my commuter. Use them with Keen sandals. Work great....
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,453
Posted By crazyravr

Yesterday was the sound of midges hitting my...

Yesterday was the sound of midges hitting my helmet, jacket, glasses, getting into my nose and mouth as I was going by Lake Ontario. Then it was the smell of the sewage that got backed up somewhere...
04-15-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 423,680
Posted By crazyravr

If you never had it, you will not know you want...

If you never had it, you will not know you want it or need it. Trust me. I got FX2 and put on a lot of km each and every week commuting and just riding. I dont care that it does not have carbon fork.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By crazyravr

If I got to the gym before work, or for quick...

If I got to the gym before work, or for quick errands, I wear my gym shoes.
If I commute to work only I wear my Keen sandals.
Forum: Touring
01-09-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By crazyravr

Thank you guys for replies. I was curious about...

Thank you guys for replies. I was curious about the safety of a cardboard box and whether those boxes get the same treatment by the airport crew as your typical suitcase, or are they actually being...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,182
Posted By crazyravr

Flying with a bike.

How do you do it? Do you cardboard box it or do you use a proper case? Why one over the other? How do you pack your gear?
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,333
Posted By crazyravr

Nope. Not a chance. Freezing rain is nothing to...

Nope. Not a chance. Freezing rain is nothing to brag about. Better safe than sorry in these situations.
12-07-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,828
Posted By crazyravr

Thats what I do. I start with the lighter gloves...

Thats what I do. I start with the lighter gloves and with time my hands still seat and I start to get cold. So I swap the gloves out to thicker, but then my hands never warm up again.
12-06-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,828
Posted By crazyravr

Nope. My issue is with sweat more than anything....

Nope. My issue is with sweat more than anything. My hands sweat more when I am cold than they do when I am hot. We all know sweat kills in winter conditions and for me there is simply no way around...
12-05-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By crazyravr

Chain Reaction wool long sleeve or MEC merino...

Chain Reaction wool long sleeve or MEC merino wool heavy weight.
12-05-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By crazyravr

Woolie Boolie heavy weight for anything near 0C...

Woolie Boolie heavy weight for anything near 0C or below.
12-05-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,828
Posted By crazyravr

Location - Mississauga, ON, Canada Weather -...

Location - Mississauga, ON, Canada
Weather - -3C feels like -10C, windy, cloudy
Ride - 34km, commute (1.5h)
What did you wear? Endura rain jacket, PI Elite LS jersey, DHB Merino wool base layer,...
11-30-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,165
Posted By crazyravr

Yes I know that a lot of places have them...

Yes I know that a lot of places have them locally. But the cost is outrageous. Hence we buy most of the components from the UK for less than half the local price shipped to our doors.
11-29-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,165
Posted By crazyravr

Thanx. I checked last week and everyone was out...

Thanx. I checked last week and everyone was out of 700c sizes.
11-29-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,165
Posted By crazyravr

Where????

Where????
11-29-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By crazyravr

Yeap. It happens. I will be puting my studded...

Yeap. It happens. I will be puting my studded tires on this weekend.... but its suppose to hit +10C so who knows :)
Forum: Commuting
11-29-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By crazyravr

I will second this choice. I just got these for...

I will second this choice. I just got these for the first time this year and my world or rather winter riding changed :)
Forum: Commuting
11-19-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,738
Posted By crazyravr

I am just going to say, skip all the glove advice...

I am just going to say, skip all the glove advice if your hands get cold easy. I have tried many many gloves and nothing would really work when the temps dropped below 0C.
I finally bought bar...
11-19-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By crazyravr

I am just going to say, skip all the glove advice...

I am just going to say, skip all the glove advice if your hands get cold easy. I have tried many many gloves and nothing would really work when the temps dropped below 0C.
I finally bought bar...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,061
Posted By crazyravr

I love riding in the dark. #1...

I love riding in the dark.
#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . When on the road for some reason I feel safer. I am well lit up and I know drivers can see me...
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