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07-04-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Speedway2

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once...

EBC1....I like to take my Hybrid off the MUP once in awhile to explore. It has the OEM tires (meant for hard pack surfaces) and is the limiting factor for riding aggressively in the "loose stuff"....
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07-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 995,815
Posted By Speedway2

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's...

I traded my 2008 Streetglide in when the 2009's came out. Enjoyed it with the wife for 8yrs.
When she decided she no longer wanted to ride with me I traded the Streetglide for a VROD Nightrod...
07-03-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Speedway2

I need to check my eyes for Rx glasses......the...

I need to check my eyes for Rx glasses......the cables route along the under-side of the horns(from the Tektro RX 4.1 levers). I then routed the housing under and inside the bar. The cushioned/cork...
07-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Speedway2

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....

My 2019 Norco Indie came with 700x45c tires....
07-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Speedway2

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too...

You don't want to "force" the angle of cable too much or it will affect cable response.
One of the reasons why I choose the Tektro bar-end levers is because they route the cables on the underside....
07-01-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25,337
Views: 2,461,456
Posted By Speedway2

It's Canada Day today (July 1st) here in...

It's Canada Day today (July 1st) here in .....well Canada!
Took advantage of the day off from work and went on a morning solo ride with the Single Speed. Did a quick 25km loop.
Now getting...
07-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,893
Posted By Speedway2

Do people quote themselves?.....lol My...

Do people quote themselves?.....lol

My experiment with nubbed/platforms ended after a "close call" while using them. I was riding in moderate city traffic and keeping my eyes open for distracted...
06-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks.....but the classic lines of the Wabi are...

Thanks.....but the classic lines of the Wabi are hard to beat!
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06-30-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks......I think it comes down to personal...

Thanks......I think it comes down to personal preference.
I like the top mount levers when riding my Hybrid but when I'm on the Langster I'm usually in a more aggressive position with my hands in...
06-30-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By Speedway2

Like yourself I rarely used the drops on my...

Like yourself I rarely used the drops on my Langster. After 11yrs I finally swapped the drops to Origin8 pursuit bullhorns with tektro barend brake levers.
The Langster has become my favourite...
06-30-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,893
Posted By Speedway2

I picked up a set of nice pinned platforms when I...

I picked up a set of nice pinned platforms when I bought my Hybrid (last summer). I intended to use the Hybrid for casual short rides so running shoes should have been fine.
I started using toe...
06-29-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By Speedway2

That Coda Comp is a beauty. I saw a Coda Elite...

That Coda Comp is a beauty.
I saw a Coda Elite at the LBS after buying my aluminum Hybrid. The Elite was in my size and on sale but I figured I could not convince the wife that I needed another...
06-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By Speedway2

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last...

Mr Peabody...I picked up an aluminum Hybrid (last fall) to modernize my ride. I've been riding a Marin Muirwoods steel frame since 1995 with 1.5" slicks.
I really miss the steel frame and while I...
06-29-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Speedway2

Op....that's a bummer and I agree with...

Op....that's a bummer and I agree with shelbyfv.....get rid of the jeans
06-28-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Speedway2

Went to visit Dad this morning..... ...

Went to visit Dad this morning.....

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06-28-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25,337
Views: 2,461,456
Posted By Speedway2

The cemetery has started opening the gates again...

The cemetery has started opening the gates again during limited hours.
Since it's Single Speed Sunday.....I took the Langster to see Dad this morning.
...
06-27-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Speedway2

DorkDisk....thanks for that. The only things...

DorkDisk....thanks for that. The only things that come close is when I buy hockey skates. The store would heat them in an "oven". You lace them up nice and snug and wear them in the store for...
06-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea this is a thing. Do you have to...

I had no idea this is a thing. Do you have to pay more for this service and what else do they measure.......jk
06-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,910
Posted By Speedway2

My Buddy is a bit of a Beer connoisseur. He can...

My Buddy is a bit of a Beer connoisseur. He can taste the difference between Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, etc., and will choose a type depending on time of day and the food he's washing it down with.
...
06-25-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Speedway2

Spend an extra $10 for piece of mind.....or spend...

Spend an extra $10 for piece of mind.....or spend the difference on brake cables.....what to do.
06-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Speedway2

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs...

I had no idea this fine site is 20+ yrs old......but welcome back!
06-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Speedway2

When it's time to replace the cables pick up some...

When it's time to replace the cables pick up some teflon coated ones...
https://www.amazon.ca/Aztec-Coated-Brake-Cable-Inner/dp/B000FSSMGG
06-23-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,637
Posted By Speedway2

Don't forget to properly dispose spent CO2...

Don't forget to properly dispose spent CO2 cartridges.....ie. not tossed on the side of the MUP etc.
06-22-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Speedway2

Op.....I replaced the freewheel on my Langster...

Op.....I replaced the freewheel on my Langster with an ACS Crossfire a few years ago. Bike Depot (Thornhill) installed it for ~ $45 (parts/labour/taxes in)
It works fine and "clicked" very loudly...
06-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Speedway2

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the...

If that Canyon was mine it would be in the backseat and covered. Front wheel would be off and in the trunk.
Thieves will take anything at almost any cost......
06-22-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,497
Posted By Speedway2

the sci guy.....I decided on the pursuit...

the sci guy.....I decided on the pursuit bullhorns vs the flat one because of the "drop-angle" on top bar. I find it gives my wrists a comfortable natural break unlike the flat bar on my hybrid which...
06-20-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,497
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks veganbikes.....and thanks for the nudge:)

Thanks veganbikes.....and thanks for the nudge:)
06-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,497
Posted By Speedway2

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to...

My parts finally arrived and I found the time to swap the drops to Orign8 pursuit bullhorns/Tektro levers.
I also swapped the bar stem for a shorter one that was laying around. Bike feels different...
06-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By Speedway2

hokiefyd's reasons are better than mine......but...

hokiefyd's reasons are better than mine......but I personally do not like the look of them especially in the spokes. I've seen so many bikes that have chipped/cracked spoke reflectors that shift (up...
06-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Speedway2

I'm just guessing but unless you're snorting it...

I'm just guessing but unless you're snorting it (thru a straw) every time after hitting the brakes..... I think you'll be ok.
06-17-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats on the new bike! Looks great in white. ...

Congrats on the new bike! Looks great in white.
The removal of reflectors is the first thing I do.....
06-16-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Speedway2

Op....if you make all those changes....IMO it's...

Op....if you make all those changes....IMO it's beyond "gravel-like".
Do it right and trade in your current bike for a properly designed gravel-bike.
However, it's your $$$....have at it.
06-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Speedway2

Water bottles. Never been happy with the design...

Water bottles. Never been happy with the design or keeping liquids "cold" for very long....until recently.
The insulated Camelbak I picked up has been pretty good at keeping the Gatorade cold. ...
06-10-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Speedway2

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just...

The "sweep back" on the bars is minimal. Just enough so your wrists have a natural and comfortable break. Probably the norm of most bars.
The only "mod" I did to the handlebars was trimming off...
06-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Speedway2

Quote: Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1202382-completely-conflicted.html#post21523745)
I've read some people ride with tools in their pockets...
06-08-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Speedway2

ksan71....if you lived anywhere near Toronto,...

ksan71....if you lived anywhere near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, RB Inc has the 2018 Jamis Citizen 3 in-stock (17", 19", 21") $599 CDN.
06-07-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By Speedway2

Depends on your budget. The carbon fork will give...

Depends on your budget. The carbon fork will give you a lighter bike and will smooth out some of the the bumps. I get nightmares about hitting deep pot holes with my carbon forked bike (lol).
If a...
06-07-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By Speedway2

Welcome the BF! If that was my list I would...

Welcome the BF!
If that was my list I would delete the Trek Dual Sport2. I'm not a fan of front suspension forks on hybrids and at that price range I'm guessing performance is mediocre at best. I...
06-07-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Speedway2

Well it's Sunday....going to take my SS out and...

Well it's Sunday....going to take my SS out and enjoy "SingleSpeed Sunday" :)
I was hoping to have received my Bullhorns (by now) but....you know.
06-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Speedway2

I would seriously consider this bike too. If...

I would seriously consider this bike too.
If you want something more "touring" you can take at this one https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/auroraelite.html
06-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,543
Posted By Speedway2

Only 3 bikes? I'd have to start over with my...

Only 3 bikes?
I'd have to start over with my first bike being a Jamis Escapade. Never owned a Gravel bike but the versatility appears to fit 80% of my riding wants/needs.
Second would be a steel...
06-04-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Speedway2

dispaltro...after a 30yr hiatus it's great that...

dispaltro...after a 30yr hiatus it's great that you want to return to cycling. I took some time off too (life stuff happens) but not 30yrs. TBH you need to be realistic as to what your riding will...
06-03-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Speedway2

Regarding buying used....there are some great...

Regarding buying used....there are some great deals out there! Some Owners take very good care of their bikes both mechanically and cosmetically. I would not hesitate to buy one that falls into this...
05-31-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,549
Posted By Speedway2

I enjoyed reading this thread and the positive...

I enjoyed reading this thread and the positive outcome of your efforts....
05-30-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By Speedway2

My experience.....I started riding "traps" in the...

My experience.....I started riding "traps" in the mid-70's. Finally made the switch to SPD's late 90's. I tested the waters with a pair of Lakes and set the tension to the lowest setting.
Over the...
05-30-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,672
Posted By Speedway2

Op....are you looking for a "Racing road-bike"...

Op....are you looking for a "Racing road-bike" with fenders? You might have better luck searching "Touring bike" category.
Here's an example https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/auroraseries.html
05-29-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By Speedway2

Try a pair of "skinny slicks" and inflate up to...

Try a pair of "skinny slicks" and inflate up to the max pressure recommended on the sidewall.
Adjust your cockpit for a more aggressive riding position.

Don't spend too much time/$$ trying to...
05-28-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Speedway2

For the trails that your GF is planning to ride...

For the trails that your GF is planning to ride ("beginner-inter") I think you should start with swapping out the tires for "knobbies".
Once she has more experience riding the trails she can be more...
05-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,564
Views: 2,345,364
Posted By Speedway2

Smile SuperDave....^^^^that's a funny story cause its...

SuperDave....^^^^that's a funny story cause its something I could see myself doing too! But I think I would catch on when I pulled the Right Brake lever and go over the handlebars
05-26-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,587
Posted By Speedway2

You`re from B.C....you must have access to a fish...

You`re from B.C....you must have access to a fish scale that the bike can hang from.
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