Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Moriarty
Showing results 1 to 50 of 51
Search took 0.02 seconds.
07-23-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Moriarty

Personally, I think looking for a $60 bike for...

Personally, I think looking for a $60 bike for anyone is a dice roll, let alone one for a bigger rider. Give it a shot but be careful. I'm not sure what I would recommend for upgrades to strengthen...
05-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By Moriarty

I'm a fellow Canuck and I love Aero Tech Designs....

I'm a fellow Canuck and I love Aero Tech Designs. I've got two of their jerseys and I love them. They ship to Canada and aren't too pricey. As for shorts, I've been able to get by with a XXL pair...
06-02-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Moriarty

I've been thinking about asking for a full face...

I've been thinking about asking for a full face one next time I get a new mask. Not sure the nose pillow masks are helping me as much as I want them to. It's amazing how much more awareness there...
06-20-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Moriarty

Funny and true. I was in a bike shop recently...

Funny and true. I was in a bike shop recently talking about bike upgrades and I'm honest enough that when the clerk mentioned weight savings, I said I wasn't so interested in that because I know...
06-17-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,745
Posted By Moriarty

Nice work! Give the saddle time. It does get...

Nice work! Give the saddle time. It does get better over time. That said, if you start riding regularly and don't notice an improvement, then you may want to try a different one. For your hands,...
06-13-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,695
Posted By Moriarty

I've had the same problem with New Balance...

I've had the same problem with New Balance running shoes. I love the wide sizes because they fit my feet but the wide soles really suck for cycling. Get a pair of sneakers, preferably cycling ones...
06-05-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,620
Posted By Moriarty

Aero Tech Designs (Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts,...

Aero Tech Designs (Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts, Bike Jerseys by Aero Tech Designs (http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/)). They do large size clothing that actually fits large size people. I love their...
05-24-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Moriarty

Nice work!

Nice work!
05-24-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Moriarty

Good luck. Sounds like fun.

Good luck. Sounds like fun.
05-24-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Moriarty

That ride looks cool. Love biking in Chicago. ...

That ride looks cool. Love biking in Chicago. Did a bike tour there 6 years ago and then rented a bike the next day to go check out Chess Records. It was great.

It looks like all the big cities...
05-16-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,152
Posted By Moriarty

Scandalous!!! :)

Scandalous!!!

:)
05-15-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,152
Posted By Moriarty

Agreed about the denim. Only time I wear denim...

Agreed about the denim. Only time I wear denim and ride is on my 5-10 min ride to/from the train station when I'm going to work. And I don't even like that.

That said, if I'm just cruising...
05-15-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks.

Thanks.
05-15-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moriarty

Was going to be yesterday but family stuff...

Was going to be yesterday but family stuff intruded.

I'll likely be going for a shorter ride today with my father. Usually when he's in town, I just ride my beat up old mountain bike and he takes...
05-15-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moriarty

Way to get back into it. I had an old road bike...

Way to get back into it. I had an old road bike where I knocked the rear wheel out of true three times in three rides. Last time it happened, I took it to a different shop where the mechanic took...
05-15-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moriarty

Sorry, should have clarified. I was on Lakeshore...

Sorry, should have clarified. I was on Lakeshore Blvd West. Lakeshore Blvd East does parallel Kingston Rd. for a short bit in the east end. I'm out in the west end, in the part of Toronto that was...
05-13-17, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Moriarty

A Clyde and His Ride

So this morning I finally got out for a ride with my new road bike beyond the confines of my neighbourhood. To be honest, I was kind of dreading the moment and put it off as long as possible. Would...
05-12-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Moriarty

We do have at least one good co-op/non-profit...

We do have at least one good co-op/non-profit repair shop. That said, I wasn't too bothered by the assessment. I wasn't ready to do any work at the time and was more just curious what they thought...
05-12-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks. What the mechanic said was that the big...

Thanks. What the mechanic said was that the big sticking point was the old derailleur. They just don't make parts to work with 7 speed ones.
05-08-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Moriarty

Downtube shifters are definitely a pain. I've...

Downtube shifters are definitely a pain. I've got an old road bike with them and it's been a long learning process. I hate how they seem to distract you, forcing you to worry about reaching for a...
05-06-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Moriarty

Why did you convert to single speed? I'm curious...

Why did you convert to single speed? I'm curious because your range would probably increase and your discomfort would decrease with a range of gears. I love the idea of single speed bikes but the...
04-26-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By Moriarty

A small back patio isn't a great practise area. ...

A small back patio isn't a great practise area. You need room to move. Too small a space and you're going to be focused more on stopping or turning (at slow speed, which is harder) when you should...
04-23-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By Moriarty

I usually run towards the high end. For my road...

I usually run towards the high end. For my road bikes, that means around 105-110psi on 23 or 25mm tires. For my hybrid, it's 80psi on 32mm tires. For my beat up old mountain bike, it's 60psi on...
04-09-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks for the advice. What's involved in doing...

Thanks for the advice. What's involved in doing the maintenance? Is it just lubricating or is there more to it?
04-08-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks. I hadn't really considered them before....

Thanks. I hadn't really considered them before. Cool video.
04-08-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks everyone for the replies. I do like my...

Thanks everyone for the replies. I do like my mountain bike pedals a lot and I've been tempted to stay with those but I want to try road pedals this time and see what the difference is for myself.
04-06-17, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,521
Posted By Moriarty

DC Rainmaker is great. I love his reviews and...

DC Rainmaker is great. I love his reviews and advice.
04-06-17, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moriarty

Which Pedals For My New Steed

I bought a 2016 Trek Emonda ALR5 at the Toronto Bike Sale last fall and stashed it in a back room until spring. Well, spring has sprung and it's time to get the bike ready to ride.

I've done the...
03-29-17, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,521
Posted By Moriarty

I got a Polar M450 because it was on sale. I...

I got a Polar M450 because it was on sale. I like it. It does everything I need and syncs with Strava.
03-12-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 38,381
Posted By Moriarty

Those are some sweet rides. Cool!

Those are some sweet rides. Cool!
03-12-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 38,381
Posted By Moriarty

This Clydesdale's Stable

Here are my bikes:

555727

1990's Trek 990 Singletrack - An old beater I picked up because I can leave it at train stations with little fear of it disappearing. Quite fun to ride.

555728
...
02-21-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Moriarty

Scosche Rhythm+ for the win! I may not be well...

Scosche Rhythm+ for the win! I may not be well endowed but I'm enough of a Clydesdale to not appreciate a rubber band stretched tight around my chest so I researched the alternatives and bought a...
10-18-16, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moriarty

I'm with everyone else on this one. Cycling...

I'm with everyone else on this one. Cycling clothing, while unflattering, is a necessity. I used to say I'd never wear cycling shorts. Then I bought a narrower saddle for my bike, one that was...
08-24-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,562
Posted By Moriarty

I love Strava. I love that it integrates well...

I love Strava. I love that it integrates well with MFP and other apps.
08-18-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By Moriarty

I definitely have had problems fighting the urges...

I definitely have had problems fighting the urges for sweets. While I haven't won the battle, I do find I've done better by cutting out the artificial sweeteners. I found that when I would drink...
07-17-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Moriarty

I just bought a 1990ish Miele and I love it a...

I just bought a 1990ish Miele and I love it a lot. They were Canadian road bikes made by an Italian-Canadian who loved Italian bikes. Mine's a lot of fun to ride. I swapped out the pedals for some...
05-16-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Moriarty

I got tired of the chest strap and bought a...

I got tired of the chest strap and bought a Scosche Rhythm+. It goes around the arm but is as accurate as a chest strap. It works with Ant+ and Bluetooth so I can pair it with my Garmin or my IPhone...
08-28-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I hadn't...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I hadn't thought about changing out the handlebars. I guess right now I'm hoping that the stock ones work but good to know that's another spot where i can make...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,411
Posted By Moriarty

I use a Light and Motion Urban 350 up front and a...

I use a Light and Motion Urban 350 up front and a PDW Dangerzone in back. Up front, I have enough light so I can ride at speed through nearly pitch black conditions and, in back, I have the sort of...
08-26-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

I'm a little overwhelmed by all the information...

I'm a little overwhelmed by all the information now but I thank you all. I'm really looking forward put all this new knowledge to good use.
08-26-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

There is a company in Toronto that rents road...

There is a company in Toronto that rents road bikes. Been tempted to rent one for a weekend just to see how it feels to ride a road bike. Will have to check what brands they have.
08-23-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

You've all made some great points and cleared a...

You've all made some great points and cleared a few things up for me. I wish I could go the n+1 route but I like staying married. :-) Anyways, I'm going to make sure to try both styles and see what...
08-23-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

I think if I wind up doing 50+mph on a bike, it...

I think if I wind up doing 50+mph on a bike, it would mean I've done something very wrong, very painful and likely very reminiscent of an old Looney Tunes cartoon. :-)
08-23-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

Thanks. I definitely plan on doing lots of test...

Thanks. I definitely plan on doing lots of test riding.
08-23-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,701
Posted By Moriarty

Racing vs. Endurance Road Bikes

So I'm getting serious about buying a road bike. I know I want something aluminum (or maybe steel) with 105 components that won't break the bank (under $2000). This gives me almost too many...
08-14-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By Moriarty

I wore a pair of Chrome Kursk shoes for years...

I wore a pair of Chrome Kursk shoes for years (without the cleats). The stiffened sole helped my commute a lot. They finally wore out a couple of weeks ago so I bought a pair of Five Ten Sleuth...
08-06-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,488
Views: 2,399,890
Posted By Moriarty

Chicago is such a great city for cycling! You...

Chicago is such a great city for cycling! You really do have to get out and try it. If you need a way to build your confidence for city riding, I'd suggest maybe trying one of the bike tours...
08-06-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,488
Views: 2,399,890
Posted By Moriarty

I guess I never did introduce myself when I...

I guess I never did introduce myself when I started lurking here so here goes. I'm Remi and I'm from Toronto. A decades long inability to do pushaways (from the table) has left me with around 250...
08-04-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 85,017
Posted By Moriarty

I would like to see him succeed, if only because...

I would like to see him succeed, if only because I'm a sucker for an underdog story. Sadly, right now it looks like he'd half to double his effort just to make a half-assed attempt. I'm all for...
08-04-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Moriarty

I'm a big fan of commuting by bike for the same...

I'm a big fan of commuting by bike for the same reason. Sure, my legs do feel a little battered later in the week but overall, I get to work feeling much more energetic. Then, after work, I can...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 51
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.