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01-24-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,375
Posted By Speedway2

Around here you can get a $110 ticket if your...

Around here you can get a $110 ticket if your rear plate is obstructed. Even the vertical arm of the bike rack mounted on a hitch can land you a fine if you're driving around without a bike on it....
01-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Speedway2

For years, I've used mountain bike shoes on my...

For years, I've used mountain bike shoes on my SPD pedalled bikes...including the Road bikes. The dedicated Roadies look at me strange but they make walking so much easier.
I've recently switched...
01-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Speedway2

I'm a recreational Rider and have been using...

I'm a recreational Rider and have been using SPD's for ~20yrs on all my bikes.
Last summer I picked up a hybrid with flat pedals with "teeth" and decided to ride it with runners. Long story...
01-12-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By Speedway2

GeezyRider.....I realize the front brake setup...

GeezyRider.....I realize the front brake setup doesn't look as clean but I'd put it back on just in case the chain snaps when you need to brake in an emergency.
You could do what Fred Flinstone...
01-05-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
Posted By Speedway2

I'll be 60 next month(Feb). Some mornings I feel...

I'll be 60 next month(Feb). Some mornings I feel it especially walking up/down the stairs until the knees warm up lol.
I also cut my sugar in-take (eg black coffee) and ride my stationary bike...
12-22-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats on the A2! What colour did you get and...

Congrats on the A2! What colour did you get and we're going to need pics...its kinda an unwritten rule around here:)
12-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Speedway2

I'm a fan of steel bikes. The Jamis Coda Line...

I'm a fan of steel bikes. The Jamis Coda Line (Comp&Elite) where on my radar to replace a minty '96 Marin Muirwoods(also steel) I gifted to my son.
The Coda S3 has a similar list price as the...
12-16-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,696
Posted By Speedway2

katsup mentioned a Marin Muirwoods,,,,I owned one...

katsup mentioned a Marin Muirwoods,,,,I owned one since 1996. The steel/chromoly frame made it one of my most enjoyable bikes. When I thought it was time to replace it I looked at a Jamis Coda Elite...
12-16-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,245
Posted By Speedway2

I haven;t ridden anywhere outside of a 200km...

I haven;t ridden anywhere outside of a 200km radius of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. However, I'm heading to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island (Portugal) next July for 2 weeks and plan on renting a...
12-12-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By Speedway2

I just looked this one up and really like it. ...

I just looked this one up and really like it. Canadian bike shop want $1,129.99 plus 13% taxes. Gonna pass.....
12-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By Speedway2

This pic of my Langster doesn't clearly show the...

This pic of my Langster doesn't clearly show the "raw look" of the frame but whatever Specialized did....it looks good!
Op....if it can be done....do it!...
11-22-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Speedway2

Salcedo, my thoughts are that a single speed with...

Salcedo, my thoughts are that a single speed with proper tires would work great for the winter on relatively level/flat roads.
IMO you may want to opt for a flat bar vs drops because you'll...
11-19-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,280
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea "High end" and "Walmat" could be...

I had no idea "High end" and "Walmat" could be used in the same sentence. Have things gotten better?
I may have to try shopping there for more than just my monthly supply of canned sardines and...
11-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Speedway2

I've had good luck with Mechanix gloves. They...

I've had good luck with Mechanix gloves. They make different styles for various applications......
11-14-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Speedway2

I tested a Felt Float 3-spd that was enjoyable to...

I tested a Felt Float 3-spd that was enjoyable to ride. In the end I decided to buy the 2-spd for those slow paced casual cruising days.
Imo Felt makes decent bikes. Of the two you're interested...
11-14-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,349
Posted By Speedway2

Been using tinted Safety glasses for years riding...

Been using tinted Safety glasses for years riding my motorcycle. Easy transition on a bike. Inexpensive to replace, impact resistant and some are optically clear!

I`ve also had good luck with the...
11-10-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Speedway2

".....nipples at the beach":thumb:

".....nipples at the beach":thumb:
10-31-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,078
Posted By Speedway2

The best Deal is the one you ride the most........

The best Deal is the one you ride the most........
10-26-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By Speedway2

Butch5.....for your use a rigid fork is all you...

Butch5.....for your use a rigid fork is all you really need. The $$ saved on a "cheap" fork can be used towards better components, accessories, etc.
At your price point, I don't think one Brand...
10-17-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Speedway2

Op....leave the knobbies on the 930 and get a...

Op....leave the knobbies on the 930 and get a non-shock hybrid to save some weight & maintenance. The $$ saved (not buying a front shock) could be used to buy a better spec'd rigid.
Which...
10-02-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Speedway2

If your tube has a Shrader valve....chances are...

If your tube has a Shrader valve....chances are the valve spring failed while the front wheel was under load.
09-30-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By Speedway2

Op....save your $$$ and use the MTB. A U-lock...

Op....save your $$$ and use the MTB. A U-lock and cable is only a minor inconvenience for a bike thief.
You want a bit more speed/pavement rideability from the MTB?......get it serviced and put on...
09-26-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Speedway2

Op...if you're looking for a hybrid with fatter...

Op...if you're looking for a hybrid with fatter OEM tires, my 2019 Norco Indie3 runs 700x45C's...
09-25-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By Speedway2

Op....for your intended use a "Mountain" bike...

Op....for your intended use a "Mountain" bike would be better choice (vs a Hybrid) for many of the reasons already mentioned above.
A front fork lock-out would be a bonus feature for that 10 mile...
09-15-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Speedway2

Don't forget to get one for the rear!......

Don't forget to get one for the rear!......
09-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24,945
Views: 2,390,855
Posted By Speedway2

Went for my usual ride via local MUP. Should...

Went for my usual ride via local MUP. Should have checked the forecast better because the called for "showers" became a steady rain that holed me up at Starbuck's for 1.5hrs (15kms away from home)...
09-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,684
Posted By Speedway2

JehD....sure lots here:) ...

JehD....sure lots here:)
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09-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 324,970
Posted By Speedway2

IMO....the direction of the tread on the front...

IMO....the direction of the tread on the front wheel is facing the wrong direction. It will create more "drag" on a rolling tire at the contact point.....
09-02-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 236,366
Posted By Speedway2

After putting on ~500kms on my Indie I decided to...

After putting on ~500kms on my Indie I decided to put a toothbrush to the drivetrain/components including the SPD pedals. The chain got lubed with WD-40 dry-lube and the pedal springs with some...
09-01-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,684
Posted By Speedway2

The OEM seat on my Felt cruiser is surprisingly...

The OEM seat on my Felt cruiser is surprisingly comfortable. But then again I don't often ride more than 20kms.....and at a slow pace. I think the 2 rear springs help too....
09-01-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By Speedway2

Sporkling....if your 18yr old Norco is still in...

Sporkling....if your 18yr old Norco is still in decent shape have you considered getting it tuned up with new cables etc. While you're at it look for a pair of "urban tires" if you plan on mostly...
09-01-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 52,224
Posted By Speedway2

I prefer being in the "drops" descending long...

I prefer being in the "drops" descending long steep hills. The tucked positions makes the bike more controlled and I can get more squeeze power on the brakes.
Like others have mentioned drop bars...
08-30-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24,945
Views: 2,390,855
Posted By Speedway2

I ride the local MUP after dinner M-F (weather...

I ride the local MUP after dinner M-F (weather permitting). The loop is ~25kms. I try to double that on the wknds.
Unfortunately, my rides are numbered because the weather is changing and its...
08-30-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Speedway2

I tried going back to cage/straps on my rigid...

I tried going back to cage/straps on my rigid Marin MTB so I could ride with running shoes (for those casual rides). None of my running shoes fit or felt good in the cages so after a few rides I...
08-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By Speedway2

Nice bike! I almost pulled the trigger on a...

Nice bike! I almost pulled the trigger on a CodaComp (with the carbon fork). Love the ride of the Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly frame:)

Op.....if you haven't bought a bike you owe it to...
08-29-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,485
Views: 2,272,205
Posted By Speedway2

More current pic on my Norco Indie with the Ergo...

More current pic on my Norco Indie with the Ergo grips replaced and handlebars shortened. Added micro-LED lights front and back. Also, went back to Shimano SPD pedals vs platforms.

The pic shows...
08-29-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Speedway2

Ok....I found the model #'s. I'm using Shimano...

Ok....I found the model #'s.
I'm using Shimano PD-M520 SPD pedals($60) with Shimano RT82 SPD Touring shoes($90). Prices in CDN $$.
The springs on the pedals are set Low for quick release and the...
08-28-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
Posted By Speedway2

I've been using Shimano SPD's for 20+ yrs. both...

I've been using Shimano SPD's for 20+ yrs. both on my Road and Mtb bikes with a pair of Lake Mtb shoes. Recently picked up a pair of Shimano Touring shoes that look like Road shoes but have enough...
08-27-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,847
Posted By Speedway2

Maybe these hi-intensity strobe lights good for...

Maybe these hi-intensity strobe lights good for bear defence......:rolleyes:
08-27-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By Speedway2

Nice Cruiser! Looks like it's setup to give...

Nice Cruiser!
Looks like it's setup to give you many years and miles of enjoyment.....
08-27-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,847
Posted By Speedway2

I just picked up a couple of mini LED's that have...

I just picked up a couple of mini LED's that have the strobe feature. The rear red is 8 Lumens and the front clear is 18 Lumens.
I had no idea how some fellow cyclists felt about seeing them...
08-26-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats on the new bike! How does it compare...

Congrats on the new bike!
How does it compare to the Sirrus? The bars confuse me but I like the colour.....
08-26-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24,945
Views: 2,390,855
Posted By Speedway2

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/g0y2s9y_472c33c0a5fadb3374c15a2819ffbb2bf3e8968a.jpg
Took the day off and went for a ride with the Wife along Route 45 Don Valley....
08-26-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Speedway2

I'm with KraneX. I wear padded undershorts under...

I'm with KraneX. I wear padded undershorts under my cargo shorts when I'm riding my Hybrid any "real distances" otherwise I don't even bother with the pads.......
08-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By Speedway2

With the heat and humidity the last couple weeks...

With the heat and humidity the last couple weeks I got a bit of a rash too:notamused:
What a pain in the a$$....
08-22-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By Speedway2

I used similar pedals but with a pair of Solomon...

I used similar pedals but with a pair of Solomon Ultra X4s....stiff sole lugged running shoes. Unfortunately, the combo was almost not enough for that stealthy pot hole. I think I soiled myself a bit...
08-22-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Speedway2

I really enjoy riding "steel" bikes and if I was...

I really enjoy riding "steel" bikes and if I was in the market for an Urban bike with a Grand as my budget......Jamis Coda Elite or Comp (for less $$).
You'll probably come in under budget with some...
08-21-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By Speedway2

After using "traps" since the mid '70s....I...

After using "traps" since the mid '70s....I switched to Shimano SPDs in the late '90s.
A couple month's ago I decided to go back to platform pedals/running shoes on one of my bikes for those...
08-21-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,504
Posted By Speedway2

Since you're asking.....I like quality "steel"...

Since you're asking.....I like quality "steel" frame, non-suspension, min 32c tires. Spend $$ on a good helmet, padded shorts, glasses, gloves and properly fitting cycling shoes, etc.

I would...
08-18-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,570
Posted By Speedway2

My wife is a recreational cyclists. When she...

My wife is a recreational cyclists. When she retired she went out and bought a pink Colnago road bike. There was nothing wrong with her Devinci MTB but she fell in love with the Colnago and it fit...
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