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Forum: Commuting
07-31-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

Truthfully, it's been so long since I wrote that...

Truthfully, it's been so long since I wrote that that I can't really remember what my train of thought was at the time. However, I now have an Alfine 11 Internal Geared Hub and I love being able to...
07-30-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,034
Posted By cycle.stig

Opinions on Buddyrider dog bicycle seat?

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or opinions on this product, the Buddyrider dog bicycle seat.

http://www.buddyrider.ca/

I have a small dog I'd like to take on short rides to the...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

Glad to hear. The Kabuto served me well for...

Glad to hear. The Kabuto served me well for quite a while before I retired it. Just like you suggest I saved and eventually bought a great IGH bike that is now my main commuter. I'm glad I started...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-13, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By cycle.stig

Yup

Yup
Forum: Commuting
01-31-13, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By cycle.stig

This summer I purchased a new commuter and these...

This summer I purchased a new commuter and these two bikes were on the top of my list. I eventually went with a less expensive bike with similar specs from Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver, BC....
11-13-12, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By cycle.stig

Thanks for the responses guys. Although I have a...

Thanks for the responses guys. Although I have a year of free maintenance included on this bike I have to drive an hour or more to use it. Aside from that though, I like to do my own maintenance...
11-12-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By cycle.stig

Need help with IGH chain tension..

So I bought a MEC Chance commuter bike with an Alfine 11 internally geared hub.
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/Bikes/PRD~5024-502/mec-chance-bicycle-unisex.jsp
When I got it the chain...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,761
Posted By cycle.stig

Maybe I need to re-read the statement, but I...

Maybe I need to re-read the statement, but I don't quite follow. Basically what I was saying is that on my electric assist it seemed to me that on flat terrain the electric assist merely cancelled...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,761
Posted By cycle.stig

I did buy an electric bicycle. I fitted a Bionx...

I did buy an electric bicycle. I fitted a Bionx PL350 to a mountain bike as my first commuter. I have since sold it and purchased a nice hybrid with an Alfine internal hub. Much happier now.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By cycle.stig

Could be... But I think that what I take out of...

Could be... But I think that what I take out of this and my situation is that no matter what preparations we make, we simply cannot avoid every dangerous encounter. Some have suggested that maybe I...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By cycle.stig

I was about one foot from the edge of my lane....

I was about one foot from the edge of my lane. It's a rural paved road that is quite narrow for the speeds people are going. The limit is 60 kph but people routinely go 100 or more. I try to keep...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By cycle.stig

Airzound air horn. She told me she thought it...

Airzound air horn. She told me she thought it was a truck horn, works for me.
Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 01:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By cycle.stig

Run off the road during commute today..

On my commute home today I was run of the road by a car turning into my lane. So as not to sensationalize I will mention that I managed to recover without falling. Anyway, clear, dry, great...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By cycle.stig

Agreed, a very bad install. Wasn't me though....

Agreed, a very bad install. Wasn't me though. That's how it came brand new from the shop. I'm gonna take the tube in and ask for a new one. It's not like there expensive, it's just the principle of...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By cycle.stig

My New Dream Commuter Bike -- MEC Chance

I just settled on my dream commuter bike. Its the 'Chance' from Mountain Equipment Co-Op. I originally wanted a Nexus or Alfine IGH with a belt drive but all my LBS had to special order them, no...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

Yea, I do shift work so I ride home after...

Yea, I do shift work so I ride home after midnight half the time. I've got three blinkies on the back and two Nightrider Minewt 250s up front. I also have various reflectors all over my bike and I...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

Maybe, but my single speed honestly doesn't feel...

Maybe, but my single speed honestly doesn't feel any different on the flats/slight incline than any of my geared bikes. Its got a good all round gear ratio. Also, good call on the rack and fenders,...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

Good advice. Living just up the highway from you...

Good advice. Living just up the highway from you in BC I know the type of weather you're referring to. I probably should have explained my weather situation regarding this issue. As I said, if it's...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

I agree that shifting can take away from the joy...

I agree that shifting can take away from the joy of riding. I've found that I enjoy cycling the most when my bike gives me the least amount to think/worry about. For that reason an E-Bike was an...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,985
Posted By cycle.stig

I don't get many honks, or yelling for that...

I don't get many honks, or yelling for that matter. However, a kid in the passenger seat yelled "you can do it!" and then hid the other day. I figure they were trying to be a dick, but I guess I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

And you're experience is probably completely...

And you're experience is probably completely reasonable, I fully expect my bike to eventually become fiscally irresponsible or unsafe to keep road worthy. At that point it's so cheap it's disposable...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,658
Posted By cycle.stig

What I've learned in a year and a bit of bike commuting...

I've been commuting to work by bike off and on for about a year and a quarter now. I've learned a ton, but what I'm most amazed by is the fact that almost nothing about my commute is the same today...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By cycle.stig

Update: New Commuter Bike

So I've been commuting with the mountain bike from the first post in this thread for a few months now. For commuting though, it has its shortcomings. It only has two chain rings up front, front...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,749
Posted By cycle.stig

I'm actually looking into picking up a Montague...

I'm actually looking into picking up a Montague Swissbike mountain bike at the moment. And this is pretty much my biggest reason for doing so:

I also live in an apartment and already have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,076
Posted By cycle.stig

I like how the cyclist cut off most of the video...

I like how the cyclist cut off most of the video which is his best evidence and then just typed in what he wants us to know about the conversation. Sounded like the cop began talking about a red...
06-07-11, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,589
Posted By cycle.stig

This was my thought exactly. Unfortunately I will...

This was my thought exactly. Unfortunately I will likely bail on the idea though. It looks like it might take more work and possibly extra parts to attach my kit to a single speed. I still think a...
06-07-11, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,589
Posted By cycle.stig

My kit is a Bionx which has regenerative braking...

My kit is a Bionx which has regenerative braking built in. But as others have mentioned it's effect is pretty minimal. In addition to regenerative braking when you apply the brakes the motor also...
06-01-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By cycle.stig

Yea, the jacket in your post drew me to this...

Yea, the jacket in your post drew me to this thread. I found a similar jacket on sale at my LBS that im thinking of using as I described....
06-01-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By cycle.stig

For those in this thread and others that have...

For those in this thread and others that have resorted to a woven water resistant fabric for the rain how did it go?
Im tired of being completely waterproof because I just sweat under my jacket. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,430
Posted By cycle.stig

Elderly folk riding their mobility scooters in...

Elderly folk riding their mobility scooters in the bike lane when there is a huge sidewalk right beside it.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,031
Posted By cycle.stig

I don't like the idea of wrapping a "gas...

I don't like the idea of wrapping a "gas inflator" around my neck. Incredibly stylish though...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,574
Posted By cycle.stig

Happens to me on my flat bars too. I think it's...

Happens to me on my flat bars too. I think it's from putting too much weight on my hands or gripping too tightly against the base of my thumbs. Seems to go away when I loosen up a bit.
05-27-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,589
Posted By cycle.stig

My bad. It's a 24 speed bike. 8 rear. This is it:...

My bad. It's a 24 speed bike. 8 rear. This is it:
http://www.norco.com/archives/2009/?id=48a31c9504c3e

I thought the single speed idea might be a good one but a few good points here make me...
05-26-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,589
Posted By cycle.stig

I meant I'd attach the Bionx kit to an existing...

I meant I'd attach the Bionx kit to an existing single speed bike. Not to modify mine to SS. I am happy with my ebike as is but the kit is attached to my mountain bike and set up as a commuter. I'd...
05-24-11, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,589
Posted By cycle.stig

Single Speed E-Bike...Good Idea?

I'm guessing this has come up before but I couldnt find it through a search. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with a single speed e-bike. I currently have a Bionx PL350 kit hooked up to...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,868
Posted By cycle.stig

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05-12-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By cycle.stig

Well, I thought my guy on the unicycle was the...

Well, I thought my guy on the unicycle was the worst. But I think this guy who got hit by the train takes the cake. Guy must have been in his own world to steer around the traincrossing arms that...
05-06-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By cycle.stig

Incredibly unsafe cyclists.... make me feel safer.

Now that I commute on my bike to work I take notice of the cyclists around me and what steps they have taken to keep themselves safe on the road as compared to myself. This might sound bad but these...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By cycle.stig

I'm about 3 weeks into bike commuting and I went...

I'm about 3 weeks into bike commuting and I went through the same thing your considering now. My original (and shortest route) was 10 miles and took me along mostly country roads at 35mph. However...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,078
Posted By cycle.stig

I'm curious about maintenance schedules too....

I'm curious about maintenance schedules too. Specifically lubing the chain. I live in Vancouver so I ride in a lot of rain. I cleaned the chain and lubed it the other day and then rode it twice in...
04-27-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By cycle.stig

Properly using gears on e-bike.

So I have a Bionx Pl-350 kit installed on my Norco Wolverine which is an 8-speed. (I am honestly confused about gearing since my shifter says 8 speed but the left shifter has 3 settings and the right...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,419
Posted By cycle.stig

A lot of hate for wal mart it seems. I personally...

A lot of hate for wal mart it seems. I personally like wal mart and depending on the item you may find a really good deal. (I like to support LBS but sometimes selection or price is not good enough)....
Forum: Commuting
04-22-11, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By cycle.stig

Ideally we shoudnt need it but until those who...

Ideally we shoudnt need it but until those who think bicycles are strictly for the garage and sidewalk become more open minded we're gonna have to keep pushing such initiatives. Personally I will...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,129
Posted By cycle.stig

Wow, some of the crap you guys go through sounds...

Wow, some of the crap you guys go through sounds horrendous. Where I work no one comments on the reflectors on my bike or the hi-vis gear I wear. It is all about how dangerous they think cycling...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-11, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 168,785
Posted By cycle.stig

Mostly sunny and around 9C, but a wicked headwind...

Mostly sunny and around 9C, but a wicked headwind most of the way there. I actually had planned on driving today but it turned out the fire department had our car park locked down due to a gas leak,...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,813
Posted By cycle.stig

I would guess that a lot of people that decide to...

I would guess that a lot of people that decide to bike by choice or neccesity without a ton of money just grab an old bike from the garage, a second hand store, etc. Those bikes are usually old...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 01:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,025
Posted By cycle.stig

I wanted something fully waterproof so I came up...

I wanted something fully waterproof so I came up with this: I bought cheap panniers for 25 bucks at Canadian Tire (in Canada) and then on top of them I installed a small rubbermaid container and lid....
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By cycle.stig

Havnt had anyone right hook me yet, but have had...

Havnt had anyone right hook me yet, but have had a number of oncoming drivers turn left at intersections across my lane when I have the right of way. And this is when I'm sure they have seen me...
04-16-11, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,926
Posted By cycle.stig

I don't know if I would call my experience with...

I don't know if I would call my experience with JV Bikes horrible, but I too was displeased with the service I received from them. I recently went into their shop to purchase a certain item I had...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-11, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 63,868
Posted By cycle.stig

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