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02-08-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By gdpdl

I've been running the Alfine IGH for about a...

I've been running the Alfine IGH for about a month now as my daily commuter and it's been ideal for my riding habits. The ratio's are perfect for my ride and I d'ont have to worry about a front and...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,187
Posted By gdpdl

I could not have said it better ... you get the...

I could not have said it better ... you get the occasional car that is not paying attention, but I find them easier to spot than the dog walkers or joggers with Ipod/blackberry/etc not paying...
03-01-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By gdpdl

I use my standard xc mtb setup. I tried the road...

I use my standard xc mtb setup. I tried the road bike setup previously (while my normal winter was out of commission), but it scared the hell out of me. I found the weight was too far forward and...
03-01-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,920
Posted By gdpdl

For me the cheap MEC booties at 25$ a pair cannot...

For me the cheap MEC booties at 25$ a pair cannot be beat!
I rode in slush, snow, rain, etc ... kept the wet out completely.
In -40 (c) thick wool socks, clipless shoes and the booties were all...
02-11-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By gdpdl

+2 ... spend money on gloves (I use downhill ski...

+2 ... spend money on gloves (I use downhill ski gloves made for -40c). For pants I bought good rain pants and I layer long john`s depending on how cold it is (one layer merino and one layer polar...
01-13-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,972
Posted By gdpdl

I know its been said before, but layers are the...

I know its been said before, but layers are the trick for me! My winter outfit is essentially the same as my summer rain outfit but with more layers. I was in -40 c (which is -40f as well I...
12-17-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 699
Posted By gdpdl

Thanks guys! I actually feel better that its...

Thanks guys! I actually feel better that its only -20c right now where I am ...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By gdpdl

At my building there are racks out front with no...

At my building there are racks out front with no signs to indicate the usage, but are for employees only. (It is a federal building so no one else would be using the racks). BUT, we are also in a...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,635
Posted By gdpdl

Bolle Traverse glasses/goggles. (I could...

Bolle Traverse glasses/goggles.

(I could only find a description of them at MEC?). ...
12-10-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,965
Posted By gdpdl

I agree with all the folks who posted about...

I agree with all the folks who posted about seeing the gridlock and having a renewed appreciation for the bike!

Everyone who sees me bike in thinks I am a lunatic in the winter, but my choices...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By gdpdl

I just bought the Planet bike fenders Cascadia...

I just bought the Planet bike fenders Cascadia Hybrid Fenders to fit on my 26inch wheels. *(I originally bought the 26in fenders but there was not enough clearance). I also had to rig the front...
09-24-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By gdpdl

Machka has some great advice!!! I bike year...

Machka has some great advice!!!

I bike year round in Canada and have Exus bike shoes with Time Attac clipless on them ... I wear wool socks and use the MEC Nylon booties, and that's about it. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,547
Posted By gdpdl

I got a comment from my Senior Director about my...

I got a comment from my Senior Director about my commuting to work "d'ont worry, you'll be able to afford a car someday!". (I also got the same comment from the kid in the mail room too?).

I...
09-08-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By gdpdl

I biked in the winter for the first time in...

I biked in the winter for the first time in Ottawa last year and it was fine. The salt is insane, I had a 15 year old Raleigh Highlander with no rust at the start of the winter and by the end it was...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By gdpdl

I am looking for a winter commuter as well and...

I am looking for a winter commuter as well and have found a very limited selection with my requirements.

Trek Soho (Carbon Belt Drive)
Giant Seek 1 (Chain)
Devinci Paris (Chain)
Norco Seres...
09-04-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,084
Posted By gdpdl

I am looking at buying a new commuter for the...

I am looking at buying a new commuter for the winter and am very curious about the Alfina internal 8. The Trek Soho and Giant Seek are at the top of my list, but am afraid of the outlay for both if...
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