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08-12-18, 08:29 AM
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Posted By expatCanuck

Don't think you're weird. I've been using loose...

Don't think you're weird. I've been using loose straps most of my life, and will likely stay with them for the years that remain. I wear whatever shoes (or winter boots) I feel like for my 10-mile...
12-19-16, 01:28 PM
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Posted By expatCanuck

Amen & Hallelujah.

Amen & Hallelujah.
11-27-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By expatCanuck

My better half opined to me today that she wants...

My better half opined to me today that she wants her next bike to be black, w/ a skull & crossbones motif. All other considerations (aside from 'reach') are secondary. :)

This. Exactly.
11-27-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By expatCanuck

Thanks so much to all for the comments, &...

Thanks so much to all for the comments, & particularly the GCN & the 101 years article.
11-20-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By expatCanuck

Looking at the Trek archive pages, I see that the...

Looking at the Trek archive pages, I see that the 520 acquired a (subtle) top tube slope in 2009.
11-20-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,996
Posted By expatCanuck

For me, it's all psychological. Having grown up...

For me, it's all psychological. Having grown up in Canada (and having done my fair share of downhill & XC skiing), I'd rather face a 30°F headwind than an 80° headwind. I generate heat & can dress...
11-20-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,808
Posted By expatCanuck

When did bikes become so 'angled'?

Greetings -

I recently got reacquainted with riding this past summer after a ~5 year hiatus. Now I bike the 10 miles to work more often than not.

Taking my ('91 & '06) bikes in to the LBS to...
11-20-16, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,332
Posted By expatCanuck

A 1990 Aquila Pavé (a boutique cyclo-cross(ish)...

A 1990 Aquila Pavé (a boutique cyclo-cross(ish) bike) and a 2006 Trek 520.

Nope.

At 55, probably 15-30% off of my prime, depending on whether we're talking endurance, speed or climbing.
While...
Forum: Introductions
11-19-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By expatCanuck

Greetings from VA

Greetings from a 50-something cyclist who's recently returned after a surgery-occasioned break (the catalyst being DC Metro's SafeTrack program - learned that I could cycle to work as fast as public...
07-08-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By expatCanuck

An embarrassment of riches. Many thanks to all...

An embarrassment of riches. Many thanks to all for your feedback.

- Richard
07-07-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By expatCanuck

*SIMPLE* app recommendation to track distance, movement & time?

Hi folks -

Can anyone suggest a simple Android app to track distance, time, & time spent moving?

I installed Strava & almost immediately unloaded it. The first thing it did was tell me to load...
Forum: Touring
07-12-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

recommend a COMFORTABLE touring bike? - pedals/stem

Bought the Trek 520 last night. [Yippee-ki-yay!!!]
(Got 20% off a 2006 model - and I rather preferred the green over 2007's black).

Many thanks to all for your input & suggestions.

Ideally,...
Forum: Touring
07-08-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

Sadly, in my case the store's hype has been...

Sadly, in my case the store's hype has been unfounded. Very knowledgeable, but not particularly well- stocked. Had me come out to try a bike they said they had, but it wasn't there when I got...
Forum: Touring
07-07-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By expatCanuck

Hmmm. Riding along (relatively leisurely) this...

Hmmm. Riding along (relatively leisurely) this p.m., I was passed by an elderly blur on a Raleigh 20 or something similar.

26" tires may be okay after all.

- Richard
Forum: Touring
07-07-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By expatCanuck

> There's a good reason smaller frames come with...

> There's a good reason smaller frames come with smaller wheels.
Agreed. Foot clearance, for instance.

> What do you have against 26" wheels?
Well, I would be okay if my sister married one...
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

Tried a Trek 21 earlier this evening. Not bad. ...

Tried a Trek 21 earlier this evening. Not bad. Tho' I'd certainly need to change the stem to bring the handlebars higher and closer. The Tricross was more comfortable for me.

I'll be trying a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By expatCanuck

Trek 520 / Fuji Touring /Bianchi Volpe ??

Greetings -

Other than relatively minor price differences, are there any noteworthy differences between the Trek 520, Fuji Touring and Bianchi Volpe?

I'd add the Surly LHT, except that (i) I...
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

Interesting. But I'm a neanderthal curmudgeon...

Interesting. But I'm a neanderthal curmudgeon much more partial to old-fashioned geometry.

- Richard
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

Ken - Thanks. Indeed a nice bike, but at 21"...

Ken -
Thanks. Indeed a nice bike, but at 21" or 23" sizing (which, * 2.54, comes in at 53.3 and 58.4), may not work well for me -- 54-55 tends to be my sweet spot.

- Richard
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

Harris carries 'em, but didn't have one in my...

Harris carries 'em, but didn't have one in my size, nor could they get one.
But I will be trying a Bianchi Volpe 55 there later today.
Seems comparable to the Aurora.

- Richard
Forum: Touring
07-06-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

No, he doesn't. ;) I've tried 'em. Don't...

No, he doesn't. ;)

I've tried 'em. Don't like 'em.
Being down that low makes me *very* uncomfortable, both on pedestrian/bike paths and on roadways with motorized traffic.

YMMV.

-...
Forum: Touring
07-01-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

I've ridden one once. Not a fan. Nice in...

I've ridden one once. Not a fan. Nice in theory, but I don't like being that low -- particularly in the city.
Forum: Touring
07-01-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

I'm in the U.S. (Boston area). I plan to...

I'm in the U.S. (Boston area).

I plan to check out Harris Cyclery later today to check out the Surly offerings -- they may have a Long Haul Trucker I could check out.

Budget is < $2k (but less...
Forum: Touring
07-01-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By expatCanuck

recommend a COMFORTABLE touring bike?

Greetings -

I'm looking for recommendations for a bike that'll be used for a (not particularly taxing) daily commute, jaunts around town, and touring. No MTB, no off-road trails.

I currently...
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