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Forum: Commuting
11-24-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,321
Posted By wunderkind

...when everyone in your office gets excited...

...when everyone in your office gets excited about Bike to Work week campaigns and you don't.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By wunderkind

Some people commute on a unicycle too. Anything...

Some people commute on a unicycle too. Anything goes dude. Hey if you want to ride on a sweet Kona Supreme Operator... that's cool too. Should make short work of the Mount Royal steps!
Lots of...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,849
Posted By wunderkind

I used to be decked out in cycling wear. But now...

I used to be decked out in cycling wear. But now that I switched office location (1km each way), I can bike to work faster than the process of changing clothes. The only cycling specific wear I have...
11-15-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By wunderkind

wow, I didn't expect this to be so complex!...

wow, I didn't expect this to be so complex! Appreciate all the replies.
I am not sure why Brodie supplied the bike with a 26.4mm seatpost. It did come with a Brodie shim. The current post slides in...
11-14-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By wunderkind

In the past I have commuted with Kenda Kwest...

In the past I have commuted with Kenda Kwest 700x28c. Never had a problem in the wet or puddles. I've since been using Panaracer Ribmo 700x25 semi-slicks. Also no problems in the wet. I think thinner...
11-14-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By wunderkind

Seatpost question

Hi ya,

I am looking for an extra seat post. The spec sheet for my Brodie Dos says 27.2 but turns out that it can only accept 26.4mm which the current seatpost is. (man that sounds like...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,425
Posted By wunderkind

Erratic cycling. Darting about without due...

Erratic cycling. Darting about without due notice. Hand gestures not cool anymore?
Biking at night without lights.... dressed in dark clothing.

Sidewalk cycling when there are clearly marked...
11-12-15, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By wunderkind

You guys are right. Coming from road bikes, I got...

You guys are right. Coming from road bikes, I got so used to brakes with ****ers (aka brifters). I meant brake levers. No shifters....especially the Brodie Dos is a 2 speed SRAM Automatix. So sorry...
11-11-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By wunderkind

The photo shows a Tektro shifter lever mechanism...

The photo shows a Tektro shifter lever mechanism with the brake cable.
11-11-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By wunderkind

So far I am enjoying. Apart from my BMX and a...

So far I am enjoying. Apart from my BMX and a Banana chopper bike that I had as a kid, all my bikes are multi-speeds. So this is a funky experience. I can see the draw of just pedalling the bike...
11-11-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By wunderkind

Brake Lever/Cabler: Is this Normal?

So I recently won a Brodie Dos 2.1 at my company contest. Yeah pretty cool.

I noticed that the shifter cable looks like this. http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p1741679197-4.jpg

The lever is...
11-10-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,968
Posted By wunderkind

Busy MUPs are dangerous because of...

Busy MUPs are dangerous because of unpredictability. Avoid those.
11-10-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,610
Posted By wunderkind

Why not go get a hitch at U-Haul for $150. A...

Why not go get a hitch at U-Haul for $150. A hitch mount isn't too expensive.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,967
Posted By wunderkind

1km one-way. Yes. It's not a typo. I ride...

1km one-way.

Yes. It's not a typo.
I ride with my suit and dress pants just like the Europeans.
11-10-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By wunderkind

For products it's hard to beat MEC. Unless you...

For products it's hard to beat MEC. Unless you want something really $pecific.
No problems with services although I am a DIY person. I avoid the Broadway location because it is so busy. Sometimes...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By wunderkind

:lol: I know. I do walk most of the time...

:lol: I know. I do walk most of the time especially on rainy days.
But I find excuses to ride whenever I can. Taking a more meandering route with the bike vs. direct.
11-09-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By wunderkind

There's an MEC on Broadway. I like 'em.

There's an MEC on Broadway. I like 'em.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,302
Posted By wunderkind

I believe ebay or aliexpress sell a fully lit...

I believe ebay or aliexpress sell a fully lit body suit. Just slip it on before you go. Runs on Lithium ion power pack. I'm sure you can find a complimentary helmet.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,461
Posted By wunderkind

Door to Door Walk = 10 min Drive = 3 min ...

Door to Door

Walk = 10 min
Drive = 3 min
Bike = 2 min
Forum: Commuting
11-09-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By wunderkind

I'm Baaaccckkk!!!

After a few great years of cyclo-commuting, I went back on my car because of a lady co-worker friend who asked me to carpool with her. During that time, my main commuter bike got stolen! :cry: A bike...
11-07-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By wunderkind

Anyone had experience with a 2speed auto?

Hi all,
I recently won a brodie dos 2.1 at my company contest. It has a SRAM automatic 2 SPD hub. I've not tried this before. Just wondering if you had. Understand this is a single SPD section....
08-01-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By wunderkind

Yeah. Been doing a bunch of research and so far...

Yeah. Been doing a bunch of research and so far only 1 1/4" is available for the Mazda6. Mine's a wagon. I think I'm gonna go with U-Haul. Lifetime warranty and all that.
07-31-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By wunderkind

Vehicle Hitch advise

Hi there!

Family has expanded and I've decided that it is time to get one of those tow hitches installed on my Mazda6 wagon. I read that Class I hitch can carry up to 200lbs but max 2 bikes? We...
09-21-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By wunderkind

A Bob-what?! Is that a bottle of whisky?

A Bob-what?!

Is that a bottle of whisky?
09-21-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By wunderkind

Anyone familiar with M K M bicycles?

Can anyone tell me the quality of these bikes. I know through limited searches the company formed by 3 british persons. I like to know the quality of the frame, built, components. I think it is Campy...
09-15-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,460
Posted By wunderkind

Weird, my post reply disappeared. Well you...

Weird, my post reply disappeared.

Well you are right. I inspected the RD and indeed a piece of something as you described were sheared off. I thought these are made of metal! It is brand new. So...
09-15-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,460
Posted By wunderkind

Wow. I am bummed if that is the case! Can you...

Wow. I am bummed if that is the case! Can you tell me how to check for this pin?
I can swing the cage back. But it keeps springing forward. :notamused:
09-15-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,460
Posted By wunderkind

Weird Rear Derailleur position. What gives?!

Hi,

I got this Sora RD3400. I don't know what is it. But the pulley cage seems to be at an on angle. For the life of me, I can't figure out why the springs this forward. Can anyone tell me what...
08-28-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By wunderkind

Thanks for your replies. I'm not looking anything...

Thanks for your replies. I'm not looking anything fancy. My commuter was stolen last week. Bah... don't wanna talk about it. Pains me pisses me off. Keep thinking what I'd do if I were to caught the...
08-27-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By wunderkind

Nashbar bike?

Just wondering if anyone bought a bike from Nashbar? How's their quality?
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,809
Posted By wunderkind

Awesome! Thanks for the responses! Now to...

Awesome! Thanks for the responses!

Now to get me some brown bar tape to match... :)
Forum: Commuting
04-04-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,809
Posted By wunderkind

Double taping the handle bar-tape

Hi,
I'm wondering if there is any issue with double taping the bar tape? I'm trying to have a softer cushiony handlebar feel for my daily commute. :)
Will taping another layer of bar tape over...
05-27-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By wunderkind

Unable to shift to large ring when seated.

Hi,
Lately I am having trouble shifting to the largest ring (triple) when I am riding. However when I am off my bike and re-tighten the cable, it shifts fine. Then hop back on... nope! It's so...
05-19-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By wunderkind

what's the difference b/t compact and non-compact?

what's the difference b/t compact and non-compact?
05-19-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By wunderkind

Tag-Along or Tow Bar?

Hi,
I am thinking of either getting a Tag-Along or a Tow Bar so that by 4yo daughter can come along for longer rides. Hopefully you can answer some of my questions:

- Is 4yo too young?
-...
04-11-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By wunderkind

Oh thanks. I looked at the tube yesterday night...

Oh thanks. I looked at the tube yesterday night again and it totally deflated all by itself. I was thinking to try for a quattro. But after reading your post, I'm gonna toss it. Or cut it into strips...
04-10-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By wunderkind

Puncture hole on the tube's nipple.... done for?

Hi,
I have a puncture and it was due to the rim. The hole is actually at the base of the section of the tube where the valve sticks out. After patching it 3 times, I can still see some bubbles...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By wunderkind

The guy prolly ended up with a wally mart bike...

The guy prolly ended up with a wally mart bike for $150. Rode 2 miles from his home and realised how stupid cycling to work is on his brand new fully suspension bike. Then made the conclusion that...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By wunderkind

Panniers are niche products. Stores know it and...

Panniers are niche products. Stores know it and they go for the jugular at the price. Best is to DIY it. I made 2 panniers from old knapsacks that not only hold more stuff than the standard $100...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By wunderkind

Hello fellow Raincouverite! I have good...

Hello fellow Raincouverite!

I have good experience with Specialized All Condition. They are tough and are easy to put on (at initial use anyways). Haven't had a flat with them. Rolls real...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,241
Posted By wunderkind

Sure they are not off <cough> golfing? ;)

Sure they are not off <cough> golfing? ;)
01-05-11, 01:04 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 28,860
Posted By wunderkind

Saw one on craigslist a few weeks ago.

Saw one on craigslist a few weeks ago.
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,241
Posted By wunderkind

If oil price goes up (yay for my commodity...

If oil price goes up (yay for my commodity stocks, although it tumbled today :( ), the cost of goods and services will also go up. Please stop being so narrow focused people!

While there are some...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-10, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,807
Posted By wunderkind

Since the rear brake contributes little to stop...

Since the rear brake contributes little to stop the bike, I find rear disc unnecessary and only adds weight. Not to mention limits one's choices for rear racks.
Are there still bikes made with front...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,255
Posted By wunderkind

I don't have a dedicated winter bike. My regular...

I don't have a dedicated winter bike. My regular commuter bike is used all the time. Although during non-winter months, my road bike sees more action. But still, just like weekend when the sun shone...
12-22-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By wunderkind

My first daughter went on the rear seat after...

My first daughter went on the rear seat after she's 1.5yo. I'm thinking the same for the 2nd one too. That means likely we will have to get a trailer unless we want to wait another year.
12-22-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By wunderkind

No way!!! Hurricane Hazel rocks! She still plays...

No way!!! Hurricane Hazel rocks! She still plays hockey! Mississauga is the only debt-free city in Metro TO thanks to this old codger. Corporations flock to this city creating lotsa jobs. :)
Alas...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,523
Posted By wunderkind

The commute times varies wildly. Are there lots...

The commute times varies wildly. Are there lots of hills? If so the lighter bike will just out climb a heavier bike.
Lots of traffic light stops equalizes any performance gain by a lighter bike....
12-20-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By wunderkind

Didn't know this exists! Thanks!

Didn't know this exists! Thanks!
12-20-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By wunderkind

Need child carrying recommendation for family cycling outings

Hi ya!
My wife and I going to ride together again once the winter is over. We have a 3.5yo and a 6mth old (come spring).
Currently I take my elder daughter on rides using the Co-Pilot child seat...
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