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Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,905
Posted By aglauser

I agree with Hypno Toad, your feature list seems...

I agree with Hypno Toad, your feature list seems pretty reasonable. I'm in SW Ontario for reference. I'm not sure I'd include thru-axles as a must have.

I've done singlespeed, and while it was...
06-12-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By aglauser

Oh man, you've got lots of great options! I lived...

Oh man, you've got lots of great options! I lived a Younge & St. Clair for a few months, and enjoyed the riding in the area. The whole Don Valley trail system is your playground.

In general, grab...
11-08-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By aglauser

I'm not in London, so my experience is limited to...

I'm not in London, so my experience is limited to a demo day at the Woodstock Cycling Club trails (The Pines), and a subsequent bike purchase from Outspokin Cycles (my LBS couldn't get the model I...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By aglauser

I've got a couple thin knitted wool toques that...

I've got a couple thin knitted wool toques that work well under a helmet. They're "watch cap...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By aglauser

That was my thought process as well. That's a...

That was my thought process as well. That's a kind offer - though even if you were nearby, I'm looking forward to doing the build myself!




The thought of doing something along those lines...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By aglauser

Thanks for the ideas so far. I happened to...

Thanks for the ideas so far.

I happened to have some time this morning to stop by my LBS. This is not a common an occurrence as it used to be, with a new little one at home. So I decided to...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By aglauser

Rim suggestions for drum brake wheel build

I've got a 700c Long Haul Trucker, and I've finally worn out the rims. I think my first winter of commuting every day this past winter may have been a large factor.

I'm very strongly considering...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,312
Posted By aglauser

Two years ago they were quite usable, and I saw a...

Two years ago they were quite usable, and I saw a few other people using them (even outside of typical rush hour times). I was in Etobicoke for Jan-Mar, and midtown after that.

Some of the major...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,312
Posted By aglauser

I'm going to try doing a single-speed conversion...

I'm going to try doing a single-speed conversion on my trusty Long Haul Trucker. I didn't get too much component damage last winter, but I found the maintenance effort draining. Plus my time for that...
01-30-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,875
Posted By aglauser

I have been looking in to powder coating in KW....

I have been looking in to powder coating in KW. So far, I've found Century Powdercoating (http://www.centurypowder.site11.com/main.html) in Kitchener and Westex Coatings...
01-21-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By aglauser

There are some bridges out on the Kissing Bridge...

There are some bridges out on the Kissing Bridge Trail, so some on-road diversions (or stream fordings) are required. Also, the maintenance gets much worse toward Millbank.

I agree that the TCT...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,973
Posted By aglauser

Why is this different from having a bike stolen...

Why is this different from having a bike stolen from a public rack?
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By aglauser

I'm not clear why you want to remove the...

I'm not clear why you want to remove the cleat/clamp from the pedal. It doesn't get in the way of using them as platforms.

That being said, I agree with others who suggest that dual-sided...
06-13-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By aglauser

The best I've found so far is to use an online...

The best I've found so far is to use an online map that has satellite or aerial imagery. This is highly dependent on having high-resolution images for the area, however, so may not be suitable in...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By aglauser

The "My Ten Speeds...

The "My Ten Speeds (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/)" website has a lot of really good information about assessing the quality of older road bikes.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By aglauser

It is my understanding that what you are...

It is my understanding that what you are proposing should work. I have a 105 crankset and FD from the same era (1055 groupset), and I'm successfully using it with a 9-speed cassette. This thread...
03-27-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By aglauser

I'm not sure if they're doing powdercoating on...

I'm not sure if they're doing powdercoating on existing frames, but bike builders True North Cycles...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By aglauser

DIY option

I kludged an adaptor similar to the one that no1mad linked (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/805993-How-to-mount-taillight-to-Axiom-rear-rack?p=13997204&viewfull=1#post13997204). I just...
02-28-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By aglauser

This blog post...

This blog post (http://waterloobikes.ca/2011/09/23/waterloobiked-to-jake-laytons-memorial-service/) gives a ride report from KW to Toronto, hope it will be helpful. If you're aiming for the west side...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,244
Posted By aglauser

Seems like it would be a good way to practise...

Seems like it would be a good way to practise formation riding when one's riding partner wants to access their drink on the go.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,113
Posted By aglauser

Cyclists must use the bicycle-specific...

Cyclists must use the bicycle-specific infrastructure where it is available though, right? That's what they told me when I rented a bike in Montreal. I don't think that's true in most places.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,962
Posted By aglauser

I'm interested in your perspective here as a bus...

I'm interested in your perspective here as a bus driver. What is it about a cyclist passing on the left that is a problem?

I try to avoid playing leapfrog with buses, but sometimes I know the...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,314
Posted By aglauser

Another example along these lines is a heavy,...

Another example along these lines is a heavy, tightly woven cotton shirt, like a rugby shirt. I find that keeps a surprising amount of wind out in dry, cool conditions. In fact, I find it too warm...
10-27-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By aglauser

Yeah, I plan on relacing to be sure I got it...

Yeah, I plan on relacing to be sure I got it right. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't normal for things to be off so much.
10-27-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By aglauser

Wheel build initial tensioning problem

I'm building my first wheel. It's a rear wheel. I got the spokes at the LBS, they measured the hub and rim for me to figure out the correct lengths. I've also confirmed their measurements using the...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,406
Posted By aglauser

You mentioned the Keen Coronado earlier. Keen...

You mentioned the Keen Coronado earlier. Keen also makes some nice sandals (I have the men's Commuter II and quite like it), and the Presidio looks like the closest you can get to the Coronado, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By aglauser

For the sake of comparison, my commute is about...

For the sake of comparison, my commute is about 22 miles one-way and consists mostly of fairly small rolling hills.



I ride 2 or 3 days out of 5. I sometimes take the bus for most of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By aglauser

Another good resource is The Bicycle Wheel...

Another good resource is The Bicycle Wheel (http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-3rd-Jobst-Brandt/dp/0960723668), by Jobst Brant. I am planning to do my first wheel build soon, and I'm a lot less...
09-05-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

The gunk is from some tape that was on the frame....

The gunk is from some tape that was on the frame. I think the intention was to plug the holes in the bottom of the BB shell. It was duct tape covered by electrical tape. I'm not looking forward to...
08-28-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

I'm thinking I'll try to clean it up a bit and...

I'm thinking I'll try to clean it up a bit and ride it for a while. If I really like it I might try to do a proper repaint to match the fork, assuming I can get the fork usable again. Right now...
08-27-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

Details of fork. Again, not sure if original fork...

Details of fork. Again, not sure if original fork or not.
08-24-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

Okay, here are some more shots of the frame....

Okay, here are some more shots of the frame. Looks like the rear dropouts are forged and say "??EV CAMPAGNOLO".

As for the poorly done Sprite can seatpost shim, it's a temporary fix so that I...
08-24-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

Thanks Bianchigirll, I will get those other...

Thanks Bianchigirll, I will get those other detail shots. I still fairly new to this, wasn't sure exactly what would be helpful.

I didn't see anything stamped on the dropouts, but the frame seems...
08-23-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By aglauser

Frame identification help needed

Hi all,

I recently bought a frame from a friend at my local bike co-op. It has Brodie decals, but had a Fiori fork installed. I emailed Brodie with some photos and the serial number and they say...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By aglauser

Mud flaps

Electra (http://store.electrabike.com/eSource/ecom/eSource/items/items-2-S1-lV1mudflaps-lV2.aspx?store=) also sells some nice add-on mud flaps.

I had one that worked pretty well, until I managed...
08-17-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By aglauser

Another way is to lay a straightedge across the...

Another way is to lay a straightedge across the fork, so that it is resting on both tines of the fork. Then line up the bars so they are parallel to the straightedge.

Can't claim to have thought...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,721
Posted By aglauser

I guess I'm lucky that the roadkill I pass is...

I guess I'm lucky that the roadkill I pass is usually small, and doesn't generate too much smell. Rotting flesh really turns my stomach.

I have a couple that are a bit out of the ordinary. I pass...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,721
Posted By aglauser

Geosmin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosmin)

Geosmin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosmin)
06-29-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By aglauser

Muskoka route advice

I'm planning to head up to the cottage this weekend, and plan to do a ride. One of my possibilities is to ride to Cooper's Falls (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/39297620), which apparently has...
06-02-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By aglauser

You probably already know this, and prefer to...

You probably already know this, and prefer to ride, but the GO bus from KW to Toronto has a bike rack. Might be a good choice for some or all of the ride back.

I'd be interested in hearing your...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By aglauser

A good option between garbage bags and waterproof...

A good option between garbage bags and waterproof panniers is to pack clothes in a roll-top dry bag. I think mine was about $20 for a 10L bag, which fits a full change of clothes (excluding shoes...
05-11-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By aglauser

Yeah, it worked pretty well for me in Montreal. ...

Yeah, it worked pretty well for me in Montreal. I had heard a rumour that they were introducing some 5-speeds in Montreal, so I was wondering if they started with 5-speed from the get-go in Toronto.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
Posted By aglauser

My commute is about 21 miles one-way. I tend to...

My commute is about 21 miles one-way. I tend to drive 1-2 days per week to make time for evening activities, and I am lucky to be able to take the bus to reduce it to as short as 8 miles one-way if...
05-09-11, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By aglauser

Are they three-speed IGH? That's what the ones...

Are they three-speed IGH? That's what the ones in Montreal were when I was there last summer. I agree they're heavy and a bit slow, but still a fun and handy way to get around.
05-03-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By aglauser

I rented from Ça Roule Montréal...

I rented from Ça Roule Montréal (http://www.caroulemontreal.com/en/) when I was there last summer. They were awesome, and would probably have some suggestions for you.
04-07-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,429
Posted By aglauser

Here's handy tip I've learned for installing...

Here's handy tip I've learned for installing chains: Take some stiff wire (an old piece of spoke, for example) and bend it into a U-shape. This can be used to hold the chain against the tension of...
03-17-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By aglauser

I've done it before by using the wires on the...

I've done it before by using the wires on the bottom of a folding basket as a fork mount. I had to do some elaborate bungie-ing to keep the fork held down tightly and to provide lateral...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By aglauser

With respect to the intersection problem metioned...

With respect to the intersection problem metioned by AdamDZ, the cycletracks I used in Montreal had bike-specific signals at intersections. This improves safety at the expense of increased waiting...
03-08-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,582
Posted By aglauser

If you're going to be in the Peterborough area,...

If you're going to be in the Peterborough area, this map (http://www.thekawarthas.net/pdf/directory/Greater_Peterborough_Cyling_Map_F.pdf)should be helpful.
Forum: Commuting
11-11-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,206
Posted By aglauser

If you want to sew a custom bag rather than...

If you want to sew a custom bag rather than repurposing an existing container, lots of good ideas can be found here: http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/touring/bags.htm

I've patched the fabric and...
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