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08-08-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 521,166
Posted By Batstar

Assuming that you have the Bontrager Mirrcycle,...

Assuming that you have the Bontrager Mirrcycle, couldn't you simply slide the Isozone grip along with the brake lever/shifter slightly inwards allowing just enough space to install the bar ends? It...
08-07-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Batstar

My wife's Cateye Strada Slim came with a bracket,...

My wife's Cateye Strada Slim came with a bracket, adhesive pad, rubber band and zip tie that will do an adequate job of attaching the device to either your stem or handlebars. I had a spare Barfly...
08-07-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By Batstar

I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of Grip...

I was about to pull the trigger on a pair of Grip Grab covers for my Shimano MT5s but then COVID hit and they were forced to shut down their online sales temporarily. I see they are up and running...
08-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Its more of an oval cylinder although the shape...

Its more of an oval cylinder although the shape does taper down slightly towards the roll top when it's cinched closed. I attached my Kool Stop bead jack on the other side of the bag. I wasn’t sure...
08-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,676
Posted By Batstar

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails...

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails using a mount that I purchased on Amazon. A Dakine Hot Laps Gripper bag accommodates a spare tube, multi-tool, levers, patches, and quick link.

On...
08-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Arkel seems to have hit the sweet spot for those...

Arkel seems to have hit the sweet spot for those who own bikes without mounts or eyelets for racks. Even though it likely won't accommodate panniers due to potential issues with carrying capacity, I...
08-06-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,256
Posted By Batstar

Just when you think you've seen it all......:eek:...

Just when you think you've seen it all......:eek:
...
08-05-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Arkel Randonneur Rack

I finally got around to fitting an Arkel Randonneur seat post rack on to my Scott Metrix. With its solid, sturdy saddle rail mount and soft seat post clamp, I can attest that this rack is quite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

Doh! Thanks for pointing that out.:o I should...

Doh! Thanks for pointing that out.:o I should have scrolled down to the May update and picked up on those numbers. Good to see that the forum is now open to pre-order customers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

I'm thinking that the update is being revised to...

I'm thinking that the update is being revised to account for any other anomalies that might have gone unnoticed. As you pointed out, a more detailed explanation of the teaser images. Hope that it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

Welcome. I did notice a typo with regards to the...

Welcome. I did notice a typo with regards to the date in Peter's latest announcement but not sure if it prompted removal of the update. Did you pre-order your Helix? Your delivery date is more or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

The latest update is out. Not much to report...

The latest update is out. Not much to report other than bike 400 was shipped and welding of bike frame components 400-500 completed.Welding of the next 100 bikes will commence next week. Images were...
07-28-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Batstar

I have my Garmin Edge mounted to an F3 Form...

I have my Garmin Edge mounted to an F3 Form Mount. It attaches to either the upper or lower bolts of the stem clamp.

https://www.f3cycling.com/formmount
07-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25,403
Views: 2,503,357
Posted By Batstar

Banff Legacy Trail My wife and I spent a...

Banff Legacy Trail

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Banff, Alberta and cycled the Legacy Trail starting from the visitor's information center in Canmore to the Banff townsite and back.Total...
07-18-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Batstar

I don't own a Rav4 but have also chosen to...

I don't own a Rav4 but have also chosen to transport bikes inside our Volvo SUV for the very same reasons as the previous posters. Our vehicle did not come equipped with a hitch.

Parts/hardware...
07-15-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 523,446
Posted By Batstar

Rode 55km today and over 1000' in elevation....

Rode 55km today and over 1000' in elevation. Stopped by one of the many canola fields that dot the rural landscape. It's the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ...
06-24-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Batstar

The Ultimate Commute

I watched this fellow on the local news tonight and thought to myself, 'What a swell way to turn that dull commute to work into something to look forward to getting up in the morning'.
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06-24-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 510,431
Posted By Batstar

These images are non-bike related but...

These images are non-bike related but nevertheless it still was a nice day to be outdoors. My better half and I took a day trip out to Clear Water County in West Central Alberta, specifically to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

The latest update has been posted. Bikes up to...

The latest update has been posted. Bikes up to 460 have experienced a slight delay in delivery due to a parts issue. New delivery dates for backer and pre-ordered bikes have been revised.
Those...
06-14-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Batstar

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 on my '89 Trek 970. They...

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 on my '89 Trek 970. They are offered up in both small and large sizes.
06-14-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,994
Posted By Batstar

I guess that it could be described as producing...

I guess that it could be described as producing more of a clear 'Ting' but would have to say that the majority of people who I alert using the Spur are well aware of the sound and look back. I would...
06-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Batstar

I have an Edge 520 + and for now it's only...

I have an Edge 520 + and for now it's only purposed for one bike. I purchased mine simply for the fact that it was on sale at MEC for $199 Cdn in addition to having full routable maps with turn by...
06-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,994
Posted By Batstar

As a pedestrian, I think that I would prefer the...

As a pedestrian, I think that I would prefer the sound of a bell rather than being spoken to. Personally, I think that Spur Cycle bells have quite a pleasant but distinctive ring tone to them and...
06-13-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Thanks. I took it along for a ride yesterday and...

Thanks. I took it along for a ride yesterday and the mount was solid. Also, placing it at the upper bolt location appears to be the ideal spot for me.
06-11-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,256
Posted By Batstar

Coal rollers. I live in the heart of oil country...

Coal rollers. I live in the heart of oil country where many households own trucks. Most drivers here are decent and typically share the road with cyclists but breathing in the black, noxious fumes of...
06-11-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as...

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as well as an add-on light/camera adapter to the stem of my Metrix. Both items were purchased together on clearance and I suspect that they might have been...
06-05-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Batstar

Hey, thanks for providing the link to the...

Hey, thanks for providing the link to the fundraiser, seems like a worthy cause. I had already pulled the trigger on the F3 FormMount through the clearance sale up here and it should be arriving...
06-04-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Batstar

Just checked your previous posts and I now see...

Just checked your previous posts and I now see that you are looking at acquiring a similar Garmin setup that you currently use but for your aero bars. I have the same out-front Garmin mount with ¼...
06-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Batstar

Is there a specific reason why you chose to deal...

Is there a specific reason why you chose to deal with Rec-Mount? According to the website shipping to Cda is around $35. Have you checked out other products from Barfly or K Edge? Is there specific...
06-01-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,035
Posted By Batstar

Trek FX Sport 5 WSD as specified in the post's...

Trek FX Sport 5 WSD as specified in the post's title. :)
06-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Batstar

Kool Stop tire bead jack works like a charm for...

Kool Stop tire bead jack works like a charm for me.

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Tire-Bead-Jack/dp/B089B5718Q
05-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,035
Posted By Batstar

Trek FX S5 WSD

Picked this up curbside yesterday at a bike shop in Calgary as a belated B-Day gift for my wife. Most shops are either quickly selling off or have depleted their existing stock of bikes and so I was...
05-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,704
Posted By Batstar

Wow, talk about quick turnaround time. The...

Wow, talk about quick turnaround time. The replacement light was just delivered. Must have been dispatched from the fulfillment center located about an hour or so from my hometown. I'll reserve...
05-30-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,704
Posted By Batstar

I've requested a replacement from Amazon and have...

I've requested a replacement from Amazon and have already returned the other. I'm thinking that the one that I received was a dud. Hopefully the next one will be more reliable. Fingers crossed.
05-29-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,704
Posted By Batstar

I have a Cygolite Hotshot 100 that I purchased...

I have a Cygolite Hotshot 100 that I purchased from Amazon almost two months ago. It's now showing signs of failure as evident on the last two rides. It will run approx.10 minutes on daylight mode...
05-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,403
Views: 2,503,357
Posted By Batstar

Rode 70K along the Trans Canada Trail yesterday...

Rode 70K along the Trans Canada Trail yesterday in superb conditions.

...
05-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Thanks for the vote of reassurance. I wasn't sure...

Thanks for the vote of reassurance. I wasn't sure at first but knew immediately that it was the right call after the first couple of decals came off…..and believe me it was not a pleasant task as the...
05-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

More carbon goodness. Used my Dremel with a thin...

More carbon goodness. Used my Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to shorten the bar to the appropriate length. My LBS kindly gave me just enough carbon assembly paste to complete the job.
...
05-26-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,369,035
Posted By Batstar

Welcome back and congrats on your decision to get...

Welcome back and congrats on your decision to get back in the saddle on a Canyon. :thumb:
05-25-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 121,027
Posted By Batstar

Rode an uneventful 50 k from my home toward the...

Rode an uneventful 50 k from my home toward the town of Innisfail, AB and back along the old C & E Trail (Calgary > Edmonton). It's a rural road with far less traffic than the main highway. Overcast...
05-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25,403
Views: 2,503,357
Posted By Batstar

Stayed indoors on account of this. Roads were...

Stayed indoors on account of this. Roads were very slick.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1340x2000/img_20200521_1623068_6ab294cfad5d9504751e6baf9980f89153338e64.jpg
05-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 121,027
Posted By Batstar

Today was a good day for a ride along the Trans...

Today was a good day for a ride along the Trans Canada Trail. Cycled 60k from my hometown to Lacombe, AB and back on a newly acquired Fulcum Carbon wheelset and Conti Grand Prix 4 season tires....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

Duly noted. FWIW, I am not a backer but retained...

Duly noted. FWIW, I am not a backer but retained my bikes through the pre-order process.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

My correspondence with Peter and the team have...

My correspondence with Peter and the team have always been professional and well-mannered in tone and their response has encouraged me to stay in touch which I have been doing so on an occasional...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

The update was reportedly going to be posted...

The update was reportedly going to be posted sometime today. I’m just as puzzled as you are as I simply would like Helix to keep the lines of communication open. We shouldn’t have to continue sending...
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

The flat bars are stock Syncros with lock on...

The flat bars are stock Syncros with lock on grips.
https://www.scott-sports.com/ca/en/product/syncros-comfort-ergo-lock-on-grips?article=2702270001222
...
05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around...

Thanks! I believe that the wheelset was around $800 US at the time when I placed the order with the UK bike retailer. With all that was going on in the global market they ended up taking a month to...
05-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,104
Posted By Batstar

Gave the Metrix some carbon luv. Thoughts anyone...

Gave the Metrix some carbon luv. Thoughts anyone on leaving or altogether removing the Fulcrum decals from the rims?

...
05-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Batstar

I have these pedals installed on my Scott Metrix...

I have these pedals installed on my Scott Metrix and like them for their versatility. Have been riding SPD since converting over years ago so I wasn’t sure about the dual platform setup. However, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,315
Posted By Batstar

An update apparently is forthcoming within the...

An update apparently is forthcoming within the next week. Everyone is working hard and progress is being made on all fronts.
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