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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,063
Posted By crazyravr

Could you guys link me the gopro mount to slip on...

Could you guys link me the gopro mount to slip on light adapter? I am having hard time finding something that will work with my Cygolite.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By crazyravr

I live in an apartment. For me its the bathtub...

I live in an apartment. For me its the bathtub for the complete bike. For heavy duty once a year take it all apart clean, couple buckets to soak and then a bathtub :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By crazyravr

i think I already said this in the other forum, a...

i think I already said this in the other forum, a proper bike fit will go a LONG way in both comfort and performance over a new wheels set.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By crazyravr

For performance...... NOPE. For looks.........

For performance...... NOPE.
For looks...... maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,519
Posted By crazyravr

Whats stopping you from getting a bike from the...

Whats stopping you from getting a bike from the US? Do you think they will be cheaper once announced here? Its still a mail in bike.
If you like something now, buy it, and use mail forward service...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By crazyravr

Vitus riders?

Specifically the Vitus Zenium road bike. I am curious about the ride quality here. Coming from a Giant TCR, does Vitus have similar ride quality or more / less harsh?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,412
Posted By crazyravr

Stans sealant. 1/8-1/4" cut. I tried to plug but...

Stans sealant. 1/8-1/4" cut. I tried to plug but they popped out. I added more sealant at home hoping it would seal up. Nope. Went back to tubes and will deal with the few punctures I get per year...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,412
Posted By crazyravr

I went TL this summer. It was great until I...

I went TL this summer. It was great until I recently got a flat. It was a cut in the tire that sealant would not seal, but it did let me get home 5km. That made me realize how much simpler it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,796
Posted By crazyravr

I am extremely please with Yoleo wheels. I had...

I am extremely please with Yoleo wheels. I had mine for 6 years and around 30K km. I am 160lbs and ride various road types.
10-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By crazyravr

It did not seal it completely. It let me get home...

It did not seal it completely. It let me get home before I got a full flat, and it kept on spilling out. I topped it up again at home, pumped up and same thing. They I tried to plug if, plug pupped...
10-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By crazyravr

There is lies the problem. I dont have the...

There is lies the problem. I dont have the booster pump to set the tire again so I will need to bring into a shop.
I guess my adventure with TL tires stop now. Switching back to tubes and dealing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By crazyravr

Riding TL, get a puncture, seals, get home and...

and then what?
Not sure where to post this...

I was on a ride and on the way back, 10km from home hisssssssssssssssss and milky stuff spewing out of the tire. This was a first for me so wasnt...
10-01-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By crazyravr

Riding TL, get a puncture, seals, get home and...

and then what?

I was on a ride and on the way back, 10km from home hisssssssssssssssss and milky stuff spewing out of the tire. This was a first for me so wasnt sure, stop or keep going. So I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By crazyravr

Northwave are perfect for my wide feet.

Northwave are perfect for my wide feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By crazyravr

The Giant is $1000 more here. But anyways, I...

The Giant is $1000 more here.

But anyways, I did decide to spend more once than even more down the road replacing wheels etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,625
Posted By crazyravr

Nahhhh the OP. I am also curious as to what ppl...

Nahhhh the OP. I am also curious as to what ppl carry in their bags hahaha

This bothers him but seeing race oriented bikes on bike paths in the city seems to be perfectly normal?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,625
Posted By crazyravr

And this bothers you because??? You cant keep up...

And this bothers you because??? You cant keep up with them or...... ?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By crazyravr

I was simply looking at the frame / group set and...

I was simply looking at the frame / group set and did not factor the wheels or brakes into the equasion.
Looking at this closer, I see where the extra money would be invested into, despite the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By crazyravr

Justify the extra cost for me here

I am looking at these two bikes at the moment. I always rode Giant bikes and was going to with the Defy for 2021 but....... is the $1000 extra cost worth it here?
Defy Advanced Pro 3 - Decathlon...
06-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,983
Posted By crazyravr

Now just wait for the crank arm to come off clean...

Now just wait for the crank arm to come off clean when you dont expect it and you are all set for many miles of riding thereafter.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By crazyravr

Fast is a relative terms, that depends on the...

Fast is a relative terms, that depends on the engine.

I would focus more on comfort and that is very very personal.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By crazyravr

I learned that leaving my commuting bike locked...

I learned that leaving my commuting bike locked outside every day will eventually bring someone to cut the U-lock and have it stolen. This year, I will start bringing the new bike inside for the...
01-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,637
Views: 2,452,750
Posted By crazyravr

I am looking at the same exact bike as my next...

I am looking at the same exact bike as my next commuter. I just sold my Trek FX2. How do you like it? Thoughts? What changes have you made if any?
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,611
Posted By crazyravr

Layer up and add / remove as needed during your...

Layer up and add / remove as needed during your commute. Be careful not to sweat. Better to be a bit colder than too hot.
Hands and feet is a whole different ball game. Some, myself included, are...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,242
Posted By crazyravr

Rolling most stop signs. I stop only at busy...

Rolling most stop signs. I stop only at busy intersections.

Does anyone else notice that when you come to a stop at a stop sign, and a car stops, they have no idea what to do? As in they fully...
11-06-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,623
Posted By crazyravr

When its my time to go, there is nothing I can do...

When its my time to go, there is nothing I can do about it. Enjoy life for now and do what I like.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By crazyravr

Canada would love to switch but we cant, not...

Canada would love to switch but we cant, not until the US switches. This is one of those things where the president / dictator trump should put his foot down.... more sun light for all.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,809
Posted By crazyravr

I do. I love them. I switched from Marathons.

I do. I love them. I switched from Marathons.
10-28-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,902
Posted By crazyravr

Bar Mitts saved me. If the temp start to get...

Bar Mitts saved me. If the temp start to get close to 0C I put those on the bike. Best thing I ever bought for colder weather commuting.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By crazyravr

Wet Wipes and clean clothes to change into at...

Wet Wipes and clean clothes to change into at work.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,332
Posted By crazyravr

When I get off the road and onto a bike path, I...

When I get off the road and onto a bike path, I completely space out and think what I am going to make for dinner when I get home. Maybe because I love cooking or to kill the time, happens every day...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By crazyravr

The one thats safe to ride and most comfortable...

The one thats safe to ride and most comfortable for you.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,066
Posted By crazyravr

Wake up. Check the weather. Thats my ritual.

Wake up. Check the weather. Thats my ritual.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By crazyravr

I use this right now. Its not that they fog up...

I use this right now. Its not that they fog up when I am moving. But breathing at the stop lights, especially with scarf over mouth, will cause foggy picture. Again, once moving it all goes away....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By crazyravr

Colder weather - glasses fog up issue.

How do you guys deal with this?
Its ok when moving, but when stopped things get foggy real fast. I can wear contacts to solve this issue, but then I like to have protection from the wind, dirt, dust...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,269
Posted By crazyravr

These.......

These.... https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DNG8DSY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and these on the bike, on the helmet etc........
09-25-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By crazyravr

I am currently running 35mm which measures at...

I am currently running 35mm which measures at 38mm true width and I would not go for much more than that, especially if you have fenders on.
09-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 288,027
Posted By crazyravr

Swapped 28mm Schwalbe Marathons to 35mm Panaracer...

Swapped 28mm Schwalbe Marathons to 35mm Panaracer Gravelking SK...... love it. Very smooth and easier on the arse.
Swapped platform pedals back to SPD for winter / fall commuting (I commute in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19,896
Views: 4,311,657
Posted By crazyravr

Got everything installed on my FX2 over the...

Got everything installed on my FX2 over the weekend and this morning did my 25km commute into work.

Tires.
- very smooth rolling
- very quite
- go over bumps and road imperfections with ease...
09-10-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,238
Posted By crazyravr

Go for a walk.

Go for a walk.
09-10-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,817
Posted By crazyravr

I just got Panaracers Gravelking SK for my in...

I just got Panaracers Gravelking SK for my in 35mm which fit more like a 38. Great upgrade me thinks.
09-10-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 541,058
Posted By crazyravr

Keeps on taking me to work and bringing me back,...

Keeps on taking me to work and bringing me back, usually safely lol :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19,896
Views: 4,311,657
Posted By crazyravr

I got SK version. If they carry me puncture less...

I got SK version. If they carry me puncture less throughout the whole year, like the marathons did, I will be a happy camper. Riding mixed of pavement and gravel on my commutes which sometimes go for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19,896
Views: 4,311,657
Posted By crazyravr

I tried the shoes on in my local bike shop but...

I tried the shoes on in my local bike shop but price and availability made me go with online. They will be used for commuting.
Tires I have read so much good about, and I want to switch out from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19,896
Views: 4,311,657
Posted By crazyravr

From ChainReaction just now. ...

From ChainReaction just now.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/470x470/29987_panaracer_gravel_king_sk_700c_folding_road_tyre_bcfdd225f604f315262f44108425498a8ab73f6e.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,875
Posted By crazyravr

This is how I feel about it, ditto regards...

This is how I feel about it, ditto regards wearing the helmet. So lights are on all the time and so is the helmet, no matter how short the ride.
I myself use a Cygolites. I have a 650 now for 5...
08-22-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,313
Posted By crazyravr

Flat shoes and grippy pedals is all you need. On...

Flat shoes and grippy pedals is all you need. On my road / race bike I am clipped in. But on my commuter / casual bike just does not make sense. So I have settled on Keen sandals / mtb shoes and...
08-13-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By crazyravr

#1 and #2. Total preference. If this will be a...

#1 and #2. Total preference. If this will be a commuter, stick with normal shoes (think keen sandals) and flat pedals with grip (studs)
#3. Dont go thinner. No need. Go to 35mm if you can fit that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19,896
Views: 4,311,657
Posted By crazyravr

Going to be mainly used as emergency for...

Going to be mainly used as emergency for commuting during warmer months since wearing a proper rain jacket sucks when its warm out.
...
07-05-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,528
Posted By crazyravr

Cycling on a sidewalk unless you are a child and...

Cycling on a sidewalk unless you are a child and walk your bike through all traffic lights, is a huge NO NO in my books.
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