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Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By Viich

I'd be happy to answer your survey if I knew what...

I'd be happy to answer your survey if I knew what a commuter bike (as a product) is. I ride a bike to commute, I've no idea what a 'commuting bike' is.
11-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Viich

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had...

I mostly ride an 88 Bianchi road bike I've had set up a bunch of different ways, currently 3sp Sturmey Archer. I bought it for $40 15 years ago, been my main commuter ever since. I found it at a bike...
11-13-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Viich

Oops, I forgot about kelly take-offs.

Oops, I forgot about kelly take-offs.
11-13-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Viich

They're on my list of parts to look out for - I...

They're on my list of parts to look out for - I tried one bike with integrated shifters, and discovered that I HATE indexed front shifting. I'm not sure I really have a good frame to put them on at...
11-08-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Viich

A 9sp Shimano or Microshift road shifter would...

A 9sp Shimano or Microshift road shifter would work with your derailleur as long as you get a 9 sp cassette to go with. Just because that part of your question wasn't answered.
10-19-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Viich

The spawn is a great bike. I do bmx racing with...

The spawn is a great bike. I do bmx racing with my kids, they're of similar quality to some nice race bikes, and I told someone at the track their son would be fine on that bike ( that they already...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By Viich

I go a little slower so I'm not breathing hard....

I go a little slower so I'm not breathing hard. It's actually not an issue on my non-snow season route, I only have to stop 3-4 times. In snow/ice season, I'm usually going slow enough, and/or pull...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By Viich

I bought some of the zaffiro pro in 30 front and...

I bought some of the zaffiro pro in 30 front and 32 rear. Love it.
10-06-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By Viich

I don't bother, just get wet.

I don't bother, just get wet.
09-30-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,706
Posted By Viich

I don't really see a lot of difference anywhere...

I don't really see a lot of difference anywhere from 23 to 32, honestly. Some people are really excited about this though.
Forum: BMX
09-26-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Viich

Plus kids race bikes use 1" threadless, and now...

Plus kids race bikes use 1" threadless, and now tapered steer tubes have made their way from mtb.
09-17-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By Viich

Agree with a bunch of commenters, with one...

Agree with a bunch of commenters, with one addition - try shorter cranks to go along with using lower gearing, spinning faster and going slower.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Viich

I'll agree with most people here that for 10km...

I'll agree with most people here that for 10km one way, what bike it is doesn't matter that much. Find one that you like enough to ride, but that isn't so expensive that you can't stand to lose it...
Forum: BMX
09-05-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,325
Posted By Viich

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one...

40, just started bmx racing with my kids. No one thinks it's a midlife crisis because I haven't grown up yet ;)
09-04-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,686
Posted By Viich

I've seen this - local bike club tried to do...

I've seen this - local bike club tried to do outreach, did a lunchtime presentation. I went. After a whole canned presentation about how anyone can do it, the guy they sent then claims that in order...
09-04-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Viich

100% agree - I use 32 front and 35 rear at the...

100% agree - I use 32 front and 35 rear at the moment (put all my gear on the rear rack) on Vittoria Zaffiro's, and they're faster than 28mm Clement LGG (I saw in the store they seem to have changed...
09-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Viich

What's the quote? "Don't buy upgrades, ride up...

What's the quote? "Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades."?

I read the first of the two articles you cited on your decision not to buy cycling shoes, and it did not comment on pedal attachment at...
08-30-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,475
Posted By Viich

that's a beaut. You may end up wearing that old...

that's a beaut. You may end up wearing that old rubber quickly or find you get flats, but I would try them first as well.
Enjoy!
08-29-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Viich

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://robertaxleproject.com/wind-trainer/
08-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Viich

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my...

Bikehubstore, prowheelbuilder off the top of my head......lots of others.

I bought a kinlin xr31 build kit from bikehubstore. If I were to do it over again, I would get the off-center rear rim,...
08-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,360
Posted By Viich

Standard answer is that spd is more walkable....

Standard answer is that spd is more walkable. It's all I use, but I commute. My Botranger SSR shoes are comfortable and discreet enough to wear all day at work if I forget my shoes. I like those...
08-27-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By Viich

I briefly had a Giant Cypress in a M. It felt far...

I briefly had a Giant Cypress in a M. It felt far too big to me. I'm 6' with long limbs. I sold it quickly, I just don't like the bike style.
08-26-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By Viich

I use some wellgo spd with a platform on the...

I use some wellgo spd with a platform on the other side, and Botranger SSR shoes - I find them extremely walkable, barely even notice I'm wearing them rather than normal shoes.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

Nice bike Rudy. Do find the shifter in the way at...

Nice bike Rudy. Do find the shifter in the way at all when you're in the drops? I like downtube shifting just fine for derailleur bikes as well, it's more my preference.
08-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,475
Posted By Viich

Wow. Did you have some dirt on the shop owner?...

Wow. Did you have some dirt on the shop owner? That would be in the $1200 - $1500 range here.

I personally would just put some 7sp integrated brake/shifters on the miyata. His stated budget is...
08-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Viich

100% agree on the gearing. If the bike is older,...

100% agree on the gearing. If the bike is older, it likely has a road double crank with 52 & 39 (or similar) rings on the front. Current compact (50/34) and sub-compact (52/36) doubles, or a (gasp)...
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Viich

You're right, but not my issue. I'm trying to...

You're right, but not my issue. I'm trying to mount them on the bullhorn base bar - these old aerobars have a loop at the top and a mount for downtube shifters.

A picture is worth a thousand words...
08-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Viich

That's probably a good deal here in Ottawa. Used...

That's probably a good deal here in Ottawa. Used bike markets are very localized.
08-21-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Viich

I think they work fine for race BMX bikes - I see...

I think they work fine for race BMX bikes - I see several North Shore racks in the parking lot of the track, anyhow. The 4 bike platform is good for now - my wife won't race, so it's just my bike and...
08-19-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Viich

Can't help much - I looked at the NorthShore...

Can't help much - I looked at the NorthShore Racks and I think I'd love one, but my family does BMX and road cycling, and they say that road bikes won't work on them (but never say why). I ended up...
Forum: Triathlon
08-19-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Viich

'Vintage' Profile bars - brakes won't fit

Hi - I have an old set of Profile aerobars, and I'm setting them up on a road frame (old Specialized Allez a couple cm smaller than I'd ride road) with the intent to try a triathlon. I had the bars...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,191
Posted By Viich

I like the Schwalbe Kojak. They were on sale at...

I like the Schwalbe Kojak. They were on sale at Chain Reaction last I looked, and are available in 26". I put them on my son's 24", ride road and gravel road.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,531
Posted By Viich

Just wanted to comment that I'm loving my 3sp for...

Just wanted to comment that I'm loving my 3sp for commuting. Roughly 20km each way, though Ottawa is quite flat.
08-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By Viich

I have a commute just a hair longer (20km). I've...

I have a commute just a hair longer (20km). I've been through a lot of bike setups.

I am currently riding an 88 Bianchi Strada, set up running a 3 speed sturmey archer igh with a downtube shifter...
08-12-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Viich

That looks like it's in the size range you say...

That looks like it's in the size range you say should fit you, and is a good bike for your purpose. That's actually a horrible picture though - the picture is taken from the non-drive side, so detail...
08-08-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Viich

With 105, found that 5800 (long) was not...

With 105, found that 5800 (long) was not compatible with 5700 (short), the cable pull is too different.
08-08-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Viich

Sounds great, good luck!

Sounds great, good luck!
08-03-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,008
Posted By Viich

I'm also ex-runner - stopped mostly due to time,...

I'm also ex-runner - stopped mostly due to time, so started biking to work as it's faster than running.

If you have or are willing to get a heart rate monitor, your hr has excellent correlation to...
Forum: BMX
08-03-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,205
Posted By Viich

Desole, mais je ne parle que anglais et francais....

Desole, mais je ne parle que anglais et francais.

Sorry, but I only speak English and French.

If I trust google translate, yes, they're in great shape, and no, not planning on selling any of...
07-31-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Viich

Pinkbike buy and sell is pretty good in most...

Pinkbike buy and sell is pretty good in most locations. Local bike club / tri club might have a buy and sell as well. From what info you've given, I don't think there's much else I can say to help...
07-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,137
Posted By Viich

It's hard to tell exactly because of the angle,...

It's hard to tell exactly because of the angle, but I thought the lane position was fine - there is and was space to pass 'safely' within that lane, I it looked like the rider was just outside the...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,364
Posted By Viich

My commute is just a little bit longer than...

My commute is just a little bit longer than yours. I understand wanting a bike that isn't slowing you down much - just realize that far more of the difference is the engine, probably followed by the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

May just be how I position my feet, shorter...

May just be how I position my feet, shorter crankarms or longer chainstays, or some combination thereof, but I'm no-where close to the shift cable (or the chainstay) at any point in my pedal stroke....
07-11-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By Viich

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a...

My last wrap bar for myself (I put new wrap on a bike I was selling, only considerate) I did cotton, tried harlequin on the tops. Looks OK, even if I didn't get both sides the same. I hate to pay $20...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter...

Sort of - I'm pretty sure it's the same shifter Sturmey-Archer sells as a thumb shifter, bar end shifter, or the under-seat shifter, but without a clamp or pod.



Having the Sturmey-Archer...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

I feel like a celebrity.

I feel like a celebrity.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,435
Posted By Viich

I think fietsbob and others have made their case...

I think fietsbob and others have made their case for less maintenance - that pads and rotors both need to be replaced several times in the time that the drum brake will last I think is the point of...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think...

Thanks for the originality credit, but I think there're a bunch of them out there. Even if most people using 3 speeds aren't doing drops, there's a solid enough market that there are downtube and bar...
07-07-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Viich

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I...

I don't notice any difference in efficiency. I have my Sturmey Archer 3 speed set up so that most of the time on level ground I'm in 2nd (direct drive), and move to 3rd when I'm downhill, with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,353
Posted By Viich

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36,...

Many rims are available in a 36 - my hub is a 36, I got it already with the crappy black paint from eBay for $15 including shipping. Bought a cheap rim from Amazon, or 'Bezos' company' as you say,...
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