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11-30-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Irenicus

Haven't actually checked it out yet. What should...

Haven't actually checked it out yet. What should I be looking for exactly? I guess I can ask when the last tune up was.. those cost about $80 here.
11-30-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Irenicus

Opinions on this bike?

Looking at this bike that is posted for sale. a 2011 Specialized Allez base model. Guy said he's rode it quite a bit but cannot ride anymore..

Just curious if this is a decent price for the bike?...
11-09-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Irenicus

Thoughts on this bike?

In the market for a commuter bike for my uncle. He basically just cruises around town, not entirely long distances. He is 5'8 and doesn't need a crazy bike but I want to get something decent within...
10-06-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,669
Posted By Irenicus

Well what if I told you I didn't want to be...

Well what if I told you I didn't want to be soaking wet for work? I'd prefer to arrive dry :)

Maybe it's just as simple as swapping out shorts but it does get cold as hell and wet through the...
10-06-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,669
Posted By Irenicus

Biking in the Rain - Rain pants

Just curious what kind of rain pants and rain gear people are using for commutes. I've got some booties for my shoes but I'm trying to figure out what kind of pants to wear. I keep reading mixed...
09-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Irenicus

Looks like the metal mounting eye on the front...

Looks like the metal mounting eye on the front fender is too long and pushes the fender too low onto the tire.... I phoned a bike shop and he said often you have to grind these down?


I hope I...
09-08-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Irenicus

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-08-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Irenicus

Adding fenders to a Cannondale R600

I have an old 2001 Cannondale R600 that I use to commute and the rain is starting to come down and I realize I desperately need fenders. How easy are they to buy and install for such an old bike? Can...
07-31-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Irenicus

Help me get a pick for my uncle

My uncle is a 60 year old painter standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. His bike was stolen and I want to get him a new one. I was initially thinking of getting him a road bike but his commutes are...
07-26-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Irenicus

Nah he is a 60 year old Painter and has been...

Nah he is a 60 year old Painter and has been riding beater bikes all his life. Probably not a great idea to throw him a road bike...

Me on the other hand, I'm only commuting 6km each way to work...
07-25-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Irenicus

Fair enough. I'll get measured properly and...

Fair enough. I'll get measured properly and re-assess. I thought the bike was the right size but think I got the wrong measurement, it's certainly a 54cm

As for the R400 I posted the lowest he...
07-24-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Irenicus

Interesting. Well honestly this bike would fit me...

Interesting. Well honestly this bike would fit me perfectly, I currently have the 54cm R600 but I might ask this guy to check it out... I love my bike but this thing looks pretty slick.
07-24-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Irenicus

Yeah fair enough. I'm actually 5'11 and ride a...

Yeah fair enough. I'm actually 5'11 and ride a 54cm R600 which isn't ideal but I guess it's worse to ride a bike that is actually too big for you. Mine is adjusted and feels amazing right now.
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07-24-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Irenicus

Cannondale R400

Just looking for opinions on this bike I am thinking of buying for my uncle. Price seems very high at $385CAD but I could probably get it for a lot less. He just needs a solid commuter bike.. He is...
07-18-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Irenicus

Re-using bar tape

I had purchased some bar tape and had it put on my bike, then decided I didn't like it and had it removed within 2 days. Is the tape basically garbage now? I was considering re-selling it but one guy...
07-07-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Irenicus

I assume it's the "D" measurement. Looks like I...

I assume it's the "D" measurement. Looks like I have a 54cm frame on the bike I just bought. It feels super nice riding it BUT I was kind of fearful of this. The guy who sold it to me said it was a...
07-07-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Irenicus

Cannondale R600 Frame Size

Can someone tell me exactly how I figure out the frame size on a 2001 Cannondale R600? I think the measurement starts from the center of the crankshaft but not sure where it is supposed to end.
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07-07-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
Posted By Irenicus

Yeah I noticed that - I'm definitely missing both...

Yeah I noticed that - I'm definitely missing both pieces. I'm still on the hunt for it.
07-06-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By Irenicus

Double wrap?? I'm getting plain black put on...

Double wrap??

I'm getting plain black put on but I've never heard of a double wrap. The guy said I can probably salvage the Supacaz stuff to re-use on another bike so I'll probably try to sell...
07-06-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By Irenicus

Yes this is the stuff. I love the feel but I am...

Yes this is the stuff. I love the feel but I am not sure if the look will grow on me. I really wish I got the full black cause it cost $60 for the wrap. It does seem girly but maybe I should give it...
07-05-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By Irenicus

No kickstand, nope. I think most shops charge...

No kickstand, nope. I think most shops charge like $15 to put the tape on. Guess I could just buy it and look up tutorials.
07-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By Irenicus

Handlebar Tape

So I just bought a new bike and kind of messed up on the handlebar tape. I got it into the shop for a tune and a lady convinced me to try this black stuff with stars on it. I thought it would look...
07-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By Irenicus

True. I am struggling figuring out how to even...

True. I am struggling figuring out how to even adjust the bars up and down haha. I lowered the seat so hopefully the ride home feels better
07-05-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By Irenicus

Did my first ride into work and can already tell...

Did my first ride into work and can already tell the seat has to drop. Neck and back were getting some pain. Guess itís just a continuous adjustment process!

Thanks guys
07-04-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By Irenicus

First road bike fitting

Hey guys I just bought my first road bike and I am looking for some beginner advice on how to begin my journey.

I just got my bike back from the shop, had it tuned and got some new wraps on the...
07-04-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Irenicus

Just picked it up and rode it home. It's...

Just picked it up and rode it home. It's sliiiiick

I still have no idea how to shift gears properly on a road bike. And I'm pretty sure I need to get the seat and handlebars adjusted. I just...
07-03-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
Posted By Irenicus

I recently bought a Cannondale with these...

I recently bought a Cannondale with these shifters and am missing the right side cap. I wonder how difficult it would be to track down one.. I've been looking for haven't found much honestly. (I'm in...
07-03-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Irenicus

Okay well I ran out of data and made a decisive...

Okay well I ran out of data and made a decisive decision. I bought the Cannondale for $340 cash - it is SLICK and I am super happy. I have it in for a tune up and new handle wraps today and am...
Forum: Introductions
07-01-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Irenicus

Hey guys

Hey guys!

Checking in from BC, Canada. Came here to get some recommendations and info on a few bikes but I am unable to post links. If anyone can help me please PM :)

Cheers
07-01-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,712
Posted By Irenicus

Sorry to Necro this thread but I'm looking at...

Sorry to Necro this thread but I'm looking at buying an old pearl blue Kuwahara road bike for $400. Seems a bit high but the thing looks in amazing condition. Cannot post pictures but am looking for...
07-01-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Irenicus

I'm looking at a Cannondale R600 and an old...

I'm looking at a Cannondale R600 and an old Kuwahara road bike. The guy with the Kuwahara wants to sell it to me tonight but it's hard without posting the links.

Would you be able to look at the 2...
07-01-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Irenicus

Looking for opinions on these bikes

Hey guys, firstly I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this post. I am looking at more experienced opinions on a few bikes I am looking to purchase. I know very little about bikes and am in the...
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