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08-06-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By zarbog

Biway vs Giant Crosscut impressions

I recently replaced my stock Crosscuts that came on the Giant Toughroad with WTB Biway's in 40 mm. I had just under 2500 km's on the Crosscuts and not knowing any better was pretty happy with them...
07-09-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 205,170
Posted By zarbog

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WTB Byway 40's for my Toughroad
07-05-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 597,133
Posted By zarbog

View from a bridge across our bay, you can see...

View from a bridge across our bay, you can see another bridge in the distance. Second pic is view of a lift bridge and the overpass bridge behind it. That is the one you can see in the first pic. ...
07-03-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,105
Posted By zarbog

I have 700c x 40 WTB Biways on order, should be...

I have 700c x 40 WTB Biways on order, should be here Monday or Tuesday. Replacing stock Giant tires with them, I'll post my impressions later.
06-27-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By zarbog

I think you are probably correct. Just read a...

I think you are probably correct. Just read a review of Finish Line and it's main strength is ease of cleaning. Not it's sealing ability. I know the shop uses it, probably for that reason.
06-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By zarbog

These are the original stock tires that came with...

These are the original stock tires that came with the bike, set up by the shop. Has had to go back once for a re-seal because of rim leak. The casing is leaking both sides of the tire, around the...
06-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By zarbog

Giant Crosscut sidewall leaking

Have had trouble since day one with the rear tire leaking a bit at the bead. Finish Line sealant might be to blame. Last few weeks I started to notice damp spots on the sidewall of one side of the...
06-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,937
Posted By zarbog

Turned 70 a couple of days ago. Have ridden 2400...

Turned 70 a couple of days ago. Have ridden 2400 kilometres since June last year. I do tend to watch my speedo and try to average 20 kilometres an hour speed for some reason And lately have taken...
05-31-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,499
Posted By zarbog

I have a pair of louis garneau liner shorts. ...

I have a pair of louis garneau liner shorts. While they are fine as far as wearing under bike shorts for comfort, the pads are horrible. These pads get pretty soaked even in mild weather let alone...
05-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,853
Posted By zarbog

I tried out a pair of Sportneer mens 4d padded...

I tried out a pair of Sportneer mens 4d padded shorts, 18.98 US, and they are fine. I like them better than my 3 times the price Garneau shorts. Also I tried that knockoff site, Wish, and bought a...
04-26-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,433
Posted By zarbog

Most of the shops around here hold "bike swap"...

Most of the shops around here hold "bike swap" days twice a year. You can let the store try to sell your bike with two seperate results. If you take the cash from the sale, the shops retain a...
02-10-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,831
Posted By zarbog

A copy paste troll

A copy paste troll
01-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,382
Posted By zarbog

Maybe the 40k stage of the Paris to Ancaster race...

Maybe the 40k stage of the Paris to Ancaster race in Ontario in April
01-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,103
Posted By zarbog

Very nice. And I swear I can hear my Toughroad...

Very nice. And I swear I can hear my Toughroad whispering "no no" behind me as I type this.
12-17-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By zarbog

If it's the police auction bike, then the go...

If it's the police auction bike, then the go ahead and bid on it. The bike looks to be in very nice shape. Too bad about the scuff marks on the Brooks. That is a big frame, you would have to be...
10-09-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,046
Posted By zarbog

b-17 Imperial, comfy out of the box. loved the...

b-17 Imperial, comfy out of the box. loved the slick slippery feel. Have over a thousand miles on it now and do not need padded shorts for 1 hour rides.
10-01-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,021
Views: 3,525,748
Posted By zarbog

How do you like the Panaracers compared to the...

How do you like the Panaracers compared to the stock tires, and what psi do you run them at? I might swap out my tires this winter.
09-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,068
Posted By zarbog

https://chosic.com/violinist-plays-violin-riding-b...

https://chosic.com/violinist-plays-violin-riding-bicycle/
09-21-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,068
Posted By zarbog

What is a salmon ? Vision of you talking to fish...

What is a salmon ? Vision of you talking to fish that talk back is disturbing.
09-16-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,736
Posted By zarbog

Took me from April until August to reach the 1000...

Took me from April until August to reach the 1000 mile mark. But I did it.
09-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By zarbog

If schools around here do not maintain a certain...

If schools around here do not maintain a certain percentage of enrollement, they get closed and sold. That forces the kids from those neighbourhoods to get bussed or driven to the next school that...
09-11-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,663
Posted By zarbog

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own...

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own journey. Started riding last July. I was diagnosed as to being 70% effecient in my breathing. Still considered normal but 69% would of dropped me out...
09-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,901
Posted By zarbog

And yesterday as I was nearing the 3/4 way point...

And yesterday as I was nearing the 3/4 way point of a 9% grade on a side street, a young lady backed out directly in front of me from her driveway. Then she suddenly stopped when she saw me so now I...
09-06-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,233
Posted By zarbog

Lot's of great advice and encouragement, thanks. ...

Lot's of great advice and encouragement, thanks. I picked up a pair of running pants that have zippered ankles that are snug, so they should be fine for now, and MEC has some tights on sale that I...
09-02-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By zarbog

One section of rail trail here climbs a 1% to 3%...

One section of rail trail here climbs a 1% to 3% frade for 18 kilometers. It has varied surface, anywhere from bare hardpack earth, softer forest trail like and of course the sectons where there is...
09-01-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,103
Posted By zarbog

Buy a cheap speedometer and clock your speed,...

Buy a cheap speedometer and clock your speed, then repeat over and over until you go faster.
09-01-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By zarbog

This was interesting, I have never thought to...

This was interesting, I have never thought to figure out what my bikes gear inches work out to be. So my 32,48 chainrings with 11-34 cassette gives my just under 26 gi in lowest gear. I do not...
09-01-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 73,822
Posted By zarbog

I also am getting more and more use out of the...

I also am getting more and more use out of the drops on my Toughroad, it's all a belly fat thing. Have to get back to the shop one day and get the brifters set up better, too much of a reach from...
08-31-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,233
Posted By zarbog

Thanks for the tips everyone. Think I will...

Thanks for the tips everyone. Think I will invest in some new gear.
08-31-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,233
Posted By zarbog

Tights

Cool weather is here in the mornings already, it is 57 right now. I did manage to get comfortable with wearing cycling shorts while cruising around town and am pondering the resulting look of a 69...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By zarbog

Thank you all for the replies. It is no longer...

Thank you all for the replies. It is no longer listed so it may have sold or was just pulled off the ad. I see what prices are being quoted in the US market, for a lot of the classic bikes, I am...
08-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,882
Posted By zarbog

I started riding last July at 68 years old. ...

I started riding last July at 68 years old. Gentle hills killed me and it was granny gear and 6 kilometers per hour. Had to stop and catch my breath at the top of hills. Maybe 3% grade and a...
08-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,222
Posted By zarbog

Wonder if Iohan Gueorguiev would have an opinion...

Wonder if Iohan Gueorguiev would have an opinion on reading a dogs true nature just by looking at it. That guy is a "dog whisperer"
08-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,454
Posted By zarbog

Used furniture, used clothing, used cars, and on...

Used furniture, used clothing, used cars, and on and on. You must spend a lot of time asking yourself questions.
08-28-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,030
Posted By zarbog

There are numerous locations in our city where...

There are numerous locations in our city where the offramps from the high speed city bypass dump the cars onto the main throughfairs. Crosswalks at these locations have signs telling cyclists to...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By zarbog

1980 Raleigh Superbe

Local seller asking for best offer, I have not ventured into vintage bikes although I myself am vintage.

His description:
Raleigh Superbe 24 inch Reynolds 531 SL 12-speed Road Bike

Early 80s...
08-21-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,606
Posted By zarbog

I have a short section of flat good quality paved...

I have a short section of flat good quality paved road near me. I can sustain 34 kph on it or just over 21 mph. It is not even a mile long. On the rail trail with the same bike on crushed cinder I...
08-21-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By zarbog

I think your Miyata's looks are suffering a bit...

I think your Miyata's looks are suffering a bit from the style of the saddle bag. It is modern and sleek and distracts from the vintage look. To my eyes at least. The black is a good choise of...
08-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,575
Posted By zarbog

My favorite LBS is currently in the process of...

My favorite LBS is currently in the process of switching over to Endura from Louis Garneau because of quality issues.
08-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By zarbog

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my...

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my Strava, 1,563.9 km so far for 2019. Thats 30 miles short of 1000 and I did not even realize it. I would drop everything and go finish them right...
08-17-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,781
Posted By zarbog

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the...

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the inspirational sharing.
I started riding last year in mid July at 202 pounds and 5'10 and 68 yrs old. Today I am 190 lbs even. 12 pounds in a year...
08-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By zarbog

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000...

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000 dollars in here in Canada. No way I wear them riding, I would be afraid of losing one when taking off the helmut for a break. But main reason is they are...
08-16-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 286,129
Posted By zarbog

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Up or down, I walk this section. Too slippery for my Crosscuts
08-15-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 286,129
Posted By zarbog

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This is the closest actual gravel road to me. Just a farm lane with some 10%...
08-15-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 286,129
Posted By zarbog

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing...

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing when pedaling under load or high cadence ?
08-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,028
Posted By zarbog

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like...

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like that one, mine was the mens style, around the same year. Both were 5 speed. Had rock hard grips but they would coast faster than our friends CCM's...
08-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,796
Posted By zarbog

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete...

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete it.
08-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By zarbog

SPOKZ Free and works well, do not know if it is...

SPOKZ
Free and works well, do not know if it is available in your area. Iphone app
08-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By zarbog

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched...

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched over on the bike or that you are sitting over the handlebars ? Are you tires pumped up to mac air pressure making for a jarring ride ?
For what it's...
08-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,502
Posted By zarbog

I have these ...

I have these ...
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