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09-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By bicyclepost

Chain guard for winter cycling?

I have a touring bike for summer use but I recently rekindled my love for my old hybrid bike I used before I got my tourer. I'm an all year round bike commuter (even here in Eastern Ontario) and am...
08-15-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By bicyclepost

I like the idea of the Velosock but am unsure if...

I like the idea of the Velosock but am unsure if I'm willing to spend that much on one... What about an old fitted sheet...
08-07-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By bicyclepost

Keeping a dirty bike in an apartment

Hi there,

I'm moving into a new apartment in a month and will have to keep my bike inside my unit. The front entrance way into the unit is small and you make an immediate right turn once walking...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By bicyclepost

Keeping a dirty bike in an apartment

Hi there,

I'm moving into a new apartment in a month and will have to keep my bike inside my unit. The front entrance way into the unit is small and you make an immediate right turn once walking...
07-14-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By bicyclepost

So out of all this I'm getting that if I want a...

So out of all this I'm getting that if I want a good clean chain I should take it off and shake it around in mineral spirits but if I don't want that hassle I should just wipe it off with paper towel...
07-09-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By bicyclepost

Sounds like a fairly easy process. I don't...

Sounds like a fairly easy process. I don't believe I have a quick link on my chain but I'll have to look closer to be sure. Thanks!
07-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By bicyclepost

Thanks for the detailed response! How often do...

Thanks for the detailed response! How often do you clean your chain like this?
07-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,166
Posted By bicyclepost

Can't get my chain clean

I have followed two or three online articles now about cleaning my chain without removing it and can never get it clean. It looks clean-er but when I re-lube it and wipe off the excess the rag comes...
06-09-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,571
Posted By bicyclepost

Ya I think I could be helped with a slight tilt....

Ya I think I could be helped with a slight tilt. When the seat tilts it can only click into set angles and the first click is angled way too far up. My hands feel fairly light at the beginning of my...
06-08-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,571
Posted By bicyclepost

Sliding forward in saddle

Hello,

I got a used bike a couple months ago and am still trying to adjust it to fit just right. It's the proper frame size for me (56 cm top tube and I'm 5'10") but it's an old mountain bike...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By bicyclepost

No worries about the negative comment above, I...

No worries about the negative comment above, I appreciate all input! I've been adjusting to the shifters and think I've got it but the chain slipped into a different gear twice today. Both times it...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By bicyclepost

Picked up the bike yesterday and measured myself...

Picked up the bike yesterday and measured myself and those estimates were bang on. Impressive!
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By bicyclepost

Picked up the bike yesterday and it's 9 speeds,...

Picked up the bike yesterday and it's 9 speeds, looks to be in excellent condition. The shifters are friction but they work great. I'm not too concerned about the fenders and I have my own rack that...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By bicyclepost

Photo

It's a Bianchi Blizzard. I haven't been able to find anything about it...
04-22-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By bicyclepost

Mountain vs. touring bike sizing

Hey everyone, so I recently bought a touring bike that was built with a mountain bike frame but am confused about the sizing. When I was in the shop the employee measured the seat tube to be 54 cm...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By bicyclepost

Mountain vs. touring bike sizing

Hey everyone, so I recently bought a touring bike that was built with a mountain bike frame but am confused about the sizing. When I was in the shop the employee measured the seat tube to be 54 cm...
08-21-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By bicyclepost

Clipless pedals for newbies

Hey everyone, I've recently been getting into cycling more and it is now my main form of transportation. I'm interested in trying out clipless pedals but am not really keen on spending $200 right off...
08-21-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,848
Posted By bicyclepost

So living car-free isn't an option for your...

So living car-free isn't an option for your lifestyle, for other people it is. I'm not sure why you felt the need to make this post in the first place as it seems you're just trying to argue with...
07-26-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bicyclepost

Change username?

Hey, is there any way for me to change my username? I can't seem to find it...
07-26-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By bicyclepost

I just picked up a used 2008 Trek XO1 for the...

I just picked up a used 2008 Trek XO1 for the main purpose of commuting. I love it so far as I can ride gravel or road and still have a comfortable ride. And it's a light bike that's pretty quick. It...
07-26-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bicyclepost

I haven't gotten to take it on a longer ride yet,...

I haven't gotten to take it on a longer ride yet, just my short commute to work but I love it so far. Very light and fast even though I've got 35mm gravel tires on it. I just need a rack for it....
07-26-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bicyclepost

I took it in to the local community bike shop and...

I took it in to the local community bike shop and the owner knows the guy who sold it to me. Said he barely rode it and that it was a steal!
07-23-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bicyclepost

2008 Trek XO1

Hi all, I just purchased a used 2008 Trek XO1. Before buying I checked bicyclebluebook.com and saw the bike was worth around $450 CAD in excellent condition. It was listed for $800 so I was skeptical...
07-19-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By bicyclepost

Unhappy Thanks for the info but I went in to the local...

Thanks for the info but I went in to the local community bike shop yesterday and they told me it was simply too big. I'm a bit taller than 5'10" so apparently I should be looking for a 54-56 cm frame.
07-18-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By bicyclepost

Yes I do have those brake cables sticking out the...

Yes I do have those brake cables sticking out the top. I'm definitely seriously considering new levers. I'm very new to bike maintenance and everything so it'll take some time but think it will be...
07-18-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By bicyclepost

I think this is an issue for me too. Probably a...

I think this is an issue for me too. Probably a lot of problems with fit that I need to work out.
07-18-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By bicyclepost

I think this would be a great idea. Unfortunately...

I think this would be a great idea. Unfortunately I'm just in a temporary place right now and don't have access to the tools I need other than at the bike shop so I will have to invest.

Thanks for...
07-17-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By bicyclepost

Incorrect fit causing hand pain?

Hello, I'm new to the forum and drop bars and any kind of bikes using them and picked up my first such bike, a used Motobecane Grand Touring, for $275 a few weeks ago. I've noticed it is not the most...
07-17-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By bicyclepost

Unhappy Incorrect fit causing hand pain?

Hello, I'm new to the forum and drop bars and any kind of bikes using them and picked up my first such bike, a used Motobecane Grand Touring, for $275 a few weeks ago. I've noticed it is not the most...
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