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08-28-18, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Cyril

How does this story end? What bike did you end...

How does this story end?
What bike did you end up getting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By Cyril

Re:Cycling gloves. I use gloves with thin...

Re:Cycling gloves.
I use gloves with thin padding and bring at least 2 pairs with me on brevets.
I swap them out every 100k or so and ride gloveless for a couple dozen kms between changes.
Each...
Replies: 48
Views: 11,034
Posted By Cyril

I've entered and completed 7 600km brevets. The...

I've entered and completed 7 600km brevets.
The first one I booked a hotel room ( like everyone else) ,wasted a whole lot of time, and got 45 mins. of sleep.
For the others I didn't book a room,...
Replies: 63
Views: 4,468
Posted By Cyril

Yes. I carry a spare tire. Sometimes brand new,...

Yes. I carry a spare tire. Sometimes brand new, sometimes slightly worn.
I've had a couple of occasions to use it myself ... and I've bailed out fellow randonneurs.
Slightly OT: After spending FAR...
01-17-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,456
Posted By Cyril

I think that bike would be big for me and I'm...

I think that bike would be big for me and I'm 6'2"
Judging from the size of the headtube, I'd guess the bike is 60-62cms.
( Could be wrong)
Just how big are you , Big Bad John?
01-09-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,635
Posted By Cyril

I spent a summer pedaling an ice cream trike...

I spent a summer pedaling an ice cream trike through neighborhoods and on the MUPs in London Ontario.
When full, the trike weighed almost 400lbs (without rider).
It was a gas pipe single speed...
01-07-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,392
Posted By Cyril

Really? If the apartment you find is so small...

Really? If the apartment you find is so small that you can't find space for your two bicycles, ditch your couch. Priorities.
01-07-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24,400
Views: 1,899,173
Posted By Cyril

If you get in trouble on the rollers and the bike...

If you get in trouble on the rollers and the bike starts to go squirrely, spin faster. I have found that if you slow down, you go down.
12-20-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,155
Posted By Cyril

I've had it happen. I really don't see what the...

I've had it happen.
I really don't see what the big deal is.
Even if the rider behind me is inexperienced and touches my wheel,
He's the one who goes down. I barely feel a nudge.
The folks I...
12-02-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By Cyril

*singing* Hello headwind my old friend, I've come...

*singing* Hello headwind my old friend, I've come to ride i you again.

Srsly, a good headwind is a great training partner. It can turn a good workout into a great one.
The time I don't welcome a...
12-02-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,443
Posted By Cyril

They certainly are. A few of my routes take me...

They certainly are. A few of my routes take me past horse farms and boarding stables. I find it best to dismount my bicycle and walk toward the horse and rider as soon as they are in sight. The rider...
12-02-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Cyril

ok. I think I have the situation now. Thanks for...

ok. I think I have the situation now. Thanks for the picture.
1.Try loosening the top binder ( the non-velcro one).
2. Work the bit of the tongue that rubs your foot with your fingers.
Or soften...
12-02-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Cyril

May we see a picture of your foot in the shoe?

May we see a picture of your foot in the shoe?
11-29-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,015
Posted By Cyril

* deleted this one, too*

* deleted this one, too*
11-29-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,015
Posted By Cyril

*I deleted my own post*

*I deleted my own post*
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,916
Posted By Cyril

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5034-305/Route-35-Wi...

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5034-305/Route-35-Winter-Jersey

I got one of these in blue for Christmas last year.
I use it as a mid layer in the dead of winter and with a base layer or stand...
11-29-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,673
Posted By Cyril

I've done 1200km brevets on a fixed gear bike. ...

I've done 1200km brevets on a fixed gear bike.
Truth is, its the only kind of bike I've ridden for years...
mostly 46x16 or 46x18.
That said, southwestern Ontario is pretty flat. If I lived in...
11-22-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,169
Posted By Cyril

No Foot retention? Are you running fixed?

No Foot retention? Are you running fixed?
11-22-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By Cyril

No. And most likely you will find you are not...

No.
And most likely you will find you are not the oldest guy there.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,584
Posted By Cyril

Or you could get off of the bike and take off...

Or you could get off of the bike and take off your shoes...then go about your non-riding while on a ride business.
Randos do this all the time. At least the ones I know do.

Cyril
Replies: 25
Views: 2,079
Posted By Cyril

Ride it, Enjoy it, Own it. You've got this (...

Ride it, Enjoy it, Own it.
You've got this ( and you've had it for quite some time!)
Say "Hi" to your Grandma for me.

Cyril
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By Cyril

Rule #9

Rule #9
09-19-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,865
Posted By Cyril

Red tape is the fastest tape.

Red tape is the fastest tape.
09-18-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24,400
Views: 1,899,173
Posted By Cyril

Today is my second full day of recovery from a...

Today is my second full day of recovery from a hernia operation.
I'm off the bike for 6 weeks.
...at least when the wait is over, it will be over.
09-18-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,040
Posted By Cyril

Going from 83gi to 77.5gi is VERY noticeable, but...

Going from 83gi to 77.5gi is VERY noticeable, but you may want to go to 72.5 anyway.
My suggestion is to just go out and get both cogs, try them both and see which you like...for now.
Your fitness...
09-18-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,865
Posted By Cyril

The odds are stacked against us as we age. So,...

The odds are stacked against us as we age.
So, to increase your speed, there are two things you can do.
1. Ride more. Ride at least as much as you did in the beginning...or even more.
2. Lose...
07-25-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,962
Posted By Cyril

Ridden hard and put away wet...I love it. ...

Ridden hard and put away wet...I love it.

Time for a new chain?
07-23-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Cyril

Meh...I count six normative claims each telling...

Meh...I count six normative claims each telling someone else the proper way to ...I dunno...buy a commuter bicycle??
Folks commute on anything and everything for a plethora of reasons. Not everyone...
07-18-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By Cyril

Can you post a pic of you on the bike ( side view...

Can you post a pic of you on the bike ( side view please)?
This may be a fitment issue that can be resolved with a few minor adjustments.
Or its possible you are on a the wrong sized bike,
But its...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By Cyril

Fair enough. If you can, seek out shorts which...

Fair enough.
If you can, seek out shorts which give you the support you need only on the sit bones.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By Cyril

The shorts which are most expensive. j/k ...

The shorts which are most expensive.
j/k

srsly...everyone's butt is different, everyone has a different saddle preference
and everyone likes different densities and amount of padding...which is...
07-17-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Cyril

All Bums are not created equal. But all cambium...

All Bums are not created equal.
But all cambium c17s are.
I get no "wedgie effect".
If you are getting numbness from the saddle
either adjust its position or get another saddle.
If you are only...
07-15-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By Cyril

Time atac

Time atac
Replies: 26
Views: 10,040
Posted By Cyril

A friend of mine bought what he thought was a...

A friend of mine bought what he thought was a C17, hated it, and sold it to me
at a great price. I say thought because what he had was the women's model ... the C17s.
Now, I'm a huge Brooks fan and...
07-12-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Cyril

in general, MSRP is twice wholesale.

in general, MSRP is twice wholesale.
07-11-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By Cyril

and a gun rack and a CB radio

and a gun rack and a CB radio
07-11-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By Cyril

This. To which I might add, If your shorter...

This.
To which I might add, If your shorter rides you do multiple times a week are done with intensity ( and only you can be the judge of that) fill your waterbottles , put a bar and a banana in...
07-05-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,962
Posted By Cyril

Wow! ^^^ So much better than the original.

Wow! ^^^
So much better than the original.
07-05-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,757
Views: 213,962
Posted By Cyril

Sexy! What brand?

Sexy!
What brand?
07-04-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,400
Posted By Cyril

I thought the point of an amusing anecdote was to...

I thought the point of an amusing anecdote was to be...amusing.
And really, describing your adversary in derogatory terms ie. 'Hipster' and 'Fixie' does nothing
boost the humor quotient of your...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,306
Posted By Cyril

The SON 28 does have a noticeable drag...as do...

The SON 28 does have a noticeable drag...as do some others.
Though none are drag - free, the shutter precision hubs are known for being least noticeable.
07-03-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cyril

Though you didn't ask, trimming the steerer tube...

Though you didn't ask, trimming the steerer tube would go a long way to improving the appearance of the bike.
Just a thought.
07-03-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By Cyril

Without trying to be too pedantic, when one uses...

Without trying to be too pedantic, when one uses a freewheel hub, one has a single speed, but NOT a 'fixie'.
A fixed gear bike, by definition, has a fixed gear on the hub...not a freewheel.
Your...
07-03-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,466
Posted By Cyril

Fify @ 10 Wheels...just a little joke...:)

Fify

@ 10 Wheels...just a little joke...:)
Replies: 277
Views: 42,627
Posted By Cyril

461 kms This years fleche

461 kms
This years fleche
07-03-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cyril

Rule#9 "Riding in bad weather is bad...

Rule#9
"Riding in bad weather is bad assed"
07-03-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,400
Posted By Cyril

This. Thank you for articulating what I wanted...

This.
Thank you for articulating what I wanted to say in a civil yet pointed fashion.
Much better than the rant I was mentally composing.
+1
07-02-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By Cyril

I have a friend who runs a conti 4000s 28 in the...

I have a friend who runs a conti 4000s 28 in the rear and a vittoria rubino 23 in the front for exactly the same reason.
She reports greater comfort mostly from the decreased tire pressure in the...
07-02-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By Cyril

Our touring forum can be summed up: 1. Ortlieb....

Our touring forum can be summed up:
1. Ortlieb.
2. Wayne at the touring store.
3. 26" wheels.
06-28-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By Cyril

This is what I use... (courtesy Psimet) ...

This is what I use...
(courtesy Psimet)

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/410701-psimet-s-tip-day.html
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