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03-20-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By paolo

I have four cleats (2 for road bike shoes) and 2...

I have four cleats (2 for road bike shoes) and 2 (mountain bike shoes). I am using SPD pedals. I thought I placed the cleats at the place as my road shoes, but I just don't feel confortable. My...
03-20-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By paolo

Cleats

I have a pair of road shoes that I purchase with my bike. Afetr more than 5 000 km, I never had any problems with my knees.

Now that I am planning a touring trip, I bought a pair of mountain bike...
03-15-06, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By paolo

Installing the rear wheel

Here are the steps recommended in Zinn & The art of road bike maintenance to install the rear wheel.

1. Check to make sure that the rear derailleur is shifted to its outermost position.
2. Slip...
Forum: Touring
03-03-06, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By paolo

Arkel XM-28 vs T-28 Panniers

I am planning a 1 500km bike trip and I am considering these two panniers:

XM-28 (http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/xm28/overview.asp?fl=1&site=cdn)
T-28...
Forum: Touring
01-27-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By paolo

Giant OCR2 for touring

I have a Giant OCR2 right now and I am planning a 1500km trip next summer. I don't have the money to purchase a touring bike. I want to add these panniers...
Forum: Touring
11-19-05, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By paolo

I weight 150 lbs. It is my first touring trip...

I weight 150 lbs. It is my first touring trip and not sure what i am going to carry. I will do light touring and will not bring a tent. I am planning to ride 100km a day for around two weeks. ...
Forum: Touring
11-18-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By paolo

T2000 (2006 model)

I am planning a 1500km trip late June and looking to buy this bike.

Is the 2006 model different than the 2005 ?

I will do light touring and riding on asphalt 95% of the time. Concerning tires,...
08-24-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,179
Posted By paolo

Best race I saw live was in 1988 Grand Prix des...

Best race I saw live was in 1988 Grand Prix des Ameriques in Montreal.

Steve Bauer was in a small leading group and in the last climb of the day, he took off and finally won the race in front of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,893
Posted By paolo

The salesman a my LBS saw diffrent carbon frames...

The salesman a my LBS saw diffrent carbon frames chopped in two and was very dissapointed to see the Orbea Orca frame with a lot of residus and potty to fill in the cracks and air bubbles. ...
03-31-05, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,354
Posted By paolo

I think a 6 month old kid is to young for either...

I think a 6 month old kid is to young for either a bike seat or trailer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-05, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By paolo

I bought the OCR2 last year and never at any...

I bought the OCR2 last year and never at any problems with them except a flat tires once. Can't really said if there good tires or not because never had a road bike before.
Forum: Touring
03-24-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By paolo

Difference between LX and DX for Trek 520

I heard people switching the crankset on the Trek 520 for a 44/32/22 instead of the 52/42/30. In most

cases, people switched it for a LX 44/32/22, but also heard people switching for the DX...
03-23-05, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By paolo

[QUOTE=DCCommuter] I wish I remembered where I...

[QUOTE=DCCommuter] I wish I remembered where I saw the article so you could show it to your wife.

QUOTE]

Interesting comment. If you do find the article, let me know. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-05, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26,479
Views: 16,205,071
Posted By paolo

I ahve a 2004 Giant OCR2. Great bike for the...

I ahve a 2004 Giant OCR2. Great bike for the price !
03-21-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By paolo

My wife finds the carrier very comfortable. She...

My wife finds the carrier very comfortable. She said as a joke, perhaps I'll go in the carrier with my daughter !!! That could solve the problem !!!
03-21-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By paolo

Thank for the advice. I am still working on the...

Thank for the advice. I am still working on the convincing part slowly but surely !!! Just can't wait to get on the bike and have fun with my daughter and bring my wife along.
03-19-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By paolo

How to convince my wife that a child carrier is safe ?

Hi,

I love to cycling and I have a young daughter that I want to pull in a child carrier. (http://www.chariotcarriers.com/html_english/cx1.htm) I would like my wife to come with us, but she said...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,277
Posted By paolo

Which Devinci bike is it ?

Which Devinci bike is it ?
Forum: Touring
03-17-05, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By paolo

I bought the canon A85 (4 megapix) and very...

I bought the canon A85 (4 megapix) and very satisfied with.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By paolo

What is the price difference between these two...

What is the price difference between these two types of pedals ? Which pedal is usually cheaper ?

Is a was to unclip quite often (due to the fact I would be pulling a child carrier - my cummuting...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-05, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By paolo

If I understand correctly, you have an eggbeater...

If I understand correctly, you have an eggbeater pedal and a flat side on one of the side. Right ?
Forum: Commuting
03-15-05, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By paolo

I would also have a good look at the Giant...

I would also have a good look at the Giant Cypress SX (http://www.giant-bicycle.com/cn/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?model=10223) bikes. It is a great bikes, mostly a performance bike. I don't know...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-05, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,022
Posted By paolo

SPD pedals one side/flat other side vs eggbeater pedals

Looking for your opinion on these two types of pedals:

SPD one side/flat other side and eggbeater pedals.

I'll be using my bike to go to work (75 km round trip) 2-3 times/week and be using the...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

You pretty answered my questions. Like you...

You pretty answered my questions. Like you guessed, I prefer the look of the SX, but the gears of the LX. As for gears, the SX is equipped exactly the same as my OCR2 road bike.

It is hard to...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

What is a steep hill for you ? In Montreal and...

What is a steep hill for you ? In Montreal and it surroundings, it is pretty flat.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

Yes, ortlieb is correct. I will check that out. ...

Yes, ortlieb is correct. I will check that out. Thanks again for your knowledge.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

Any particular brand name for fenders you...

Any particular brand name for fenders you recommend ?

As for panniers, I could get a good deal with Vaude panniers. If I wouldn't have a good deal with Vaude, I would get Arkel panniers. Here in...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

[It's a little slower when not towing...

[It's a little slower when not towing though.QUOTE] Why is that ? If I put 28c ou 32c for tires, I should go a bit faster that the 40c that comes with the bike.

Not sure about these components...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

Thank you for your advice. Right now, my choice...

Thank you for your advice. Right now, my choice is almost made. I thinking seriously about an Hybrid (Giant Cypress SX) (http://www.giant-bicycle.com/cn/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?model=10223)...
03-06-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By paolo

Bike recommendations

Want to know your opinion on bike that I am going tu buy. Here is the use that I am going to do:

Pull a Chariot Trailer. The trailer is to carry a child. Rides would be between 40 and 70km a day...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-05, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

Thanks 2manybikes. I want to purchase a bike...

Thanks 2manybikes.

I want to purchase a bike that will be my commuter/weekend bike with the kids which I could put fenders/panniers and keep my road bike just for road. I have a OCR 2 right now.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

2manybikes: I will try to be more precise...

2manybikes:

I will try to be more precise and answer your questions.

The trailer is to carry a child.

Do you need to carry a lot? I don't need to carry heavy loads, just extra clothes, food,...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By paolo

Advice on commuter bike

Hi,

Want to know your opinion on bike that I am going tu buy. Here is the use that I am going to do:

Pull a Chariot Trailer (http://www.chariotcarriers.com/). Rides would be between 40 and...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By paolo

Any ideas where I could find Vaude panniers in...

Any ideas where I could find Vaude panniers in Montreal ? I looked at their web site and did not find a dealer in Montreal. I am probably going to buy Arkel panniers but is curious about Vaude.
...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By paolo

Shoes and Pedals

Hi,

I will purchase shorthly a Chariot carrier (http://www.chariotcarriers.com/) and planning to go on touring daily trip only.

What kind of shoes and pedals do you recommend ? I was thinking...
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By paolo

Thank you for your advice. What about prices ? ...

Thank you for your advice. What about prices ? If you compare similiar and size panniers in these three companies (Arkel, Ortlieb and Vaude), if there any that are cheaper or more expensive ?

If...
Forum: Touring
03-04-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,709
Posted By paolo

Arkel/Ortlieb/Vaude Panniers

Hi members,

I am looking to buy panniers for my new Touring bike that i am going to buy very shortly. I heard a lot about the two companies (Arkel and Ortlieb) but not very much about Vaude.
...
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