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06-24-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
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: 3,581
Views: 502,423
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: 2,433
Views: 658,331
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: 413
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: 3,659
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: 619
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: 3,659
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: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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: 101
Views: 5,521
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: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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: 408
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: 408
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: 408
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: 7,566
Views: 2,348,812
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: 554
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: 7,566
Views: 2,348,812
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: 7,391
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: 7,391
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: 7,391
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: 25,347
Views: 2,469,715
Posted By Batstar

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

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

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05-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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.
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05-26-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,348,812
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: 1,609
Views: 118,393
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: 25,347
Views: 2,469,715
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: 1,609
Views: 118,393
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: 2,433
Views: 658,331
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: 2,433
Views: 658,331
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: 2,433
Views: 658,331
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: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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
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05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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: 1,352
Views: 257,899
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: 860
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: 2,433
Views: 658,331
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.
Forum: Introductions
04-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Batstar

Welcome TokyoRam! My wife's hometown is in...

Welcome TokyoRam! My wife's hometown is in Yamanshi prefecture near Fuji San. Spent a couple of weeks visiting her family last October during the typhoon.Would love to cycle there if I ever get the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 658,331
Posted By Batstar

Just fired off an email to Peter and the team to...

Just fired off an email to Peter and the team to inquire about the next update. Anyone else try reaching out? It's been over three weeks since the last announcement.
04-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,686
Posted By Batstar

Yep. A snow storm blew through the day prior to...

Yep. A snow storm blew through the day prior to us driving through Roslyn which only added to the authentic feel of the town as portrayed in the TV series....
04-07-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,686
Posted By Batstar

Thanks for sharing. I've had the pleasure of...

Thanks for sharing. I've had the pleasure of visiting your wonderful home state on several occasions. Port Townsend and Issaquah are both home to some reputable kayak builders/retailers. Back in '98...
04-06-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25,347
Views: 2,469,715
Posted By Batstar

-6C proved to be perfect weather to head out 11...

-6C proved to be perfect weather to head out 11 km on the local MUP along the river towards Riverbend/Discovery Canyon near the city’s outer limits. It’s an area also popular with XC skiers during...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Batstar

Welcome to the site JF and to our fair capital....

Welcome to the site JF and to our fair capital. I’m located south of you in Red Deer and yes, it's pretty cold here too…actually it's still snowing. Fear not though, warmer weather is on the way. I...
04-03-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By Batstar

I’ve used edge banding in the past and the...

I’ve used edge banding in the past and the finished product looks fine since laminate is already applied over the surfaces of the melamine. However, for this bare MDF table I plan to use Zinsser Bin...
04-03-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,307
Posted By Batstar

Wow, it's all sounding pretty bleak. Up here the...

Wow, it's all sounding pretty bleak. Up here the situation is becoming quite severe in some major centers but the number of cases in Canada likely doesn’t compare to what folks might be experiencing...
04-03-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By Batstar

I’m no craftsman by any stretch and am gobsmacked...

I’m no craftsman by any stretch and am gobsmacked at the skill that went into building that cherry dining table. Lovely! I recently built a contemporary display console from leftovers of ¾” MDF and...
04-03-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Batstar

Scott appears to offer their bikes through a...

Scott appears to offer their bikes through a range of distributors on your side of the pond though I’m not sure if the Metrix line is available or not.
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04-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,348,812
Posted By Batstar

Sweet! I picked mine up last year during a...

Sweet! I picked mine up last year during a clearance sale at a LBS and then rode it like I stole it.

The Metrix tends to fly under the radar for most but as a sub 20lb bike equipped with 105...
03-30-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,686
Posted By Batstar

Speaking of Canada Goose (not the bird), the...

Speaking of Canada Goose (not the bird), the company is doing its part in helping the campaign against COVID 19 by devoting time to manufacture medical gear for front-line health care workers....
03-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,686
Posted By Batstar

Took in a pleasant 25km ride along the river...

Took in a pleasant 25km ride along the river trails on a cool spring afternoon. Unfortunately, the local forecast for Monday doesn’t look very promising with 10 cm of snow predicted and -11 C by mid...
03-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25,347
Views: 2,469,715
Posted By Batstar

Hit one of the many trails in our fair city...

Hit one of the many trails in our fair city today. This one called Heritage Ranch is a loop popular with cross country skiers. Still plenty of snow in our region as evident in the pics.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 658,331
Posted By Batstar

I thought for sure they would be shut down with...

I thought for sure they would be shut down with the recent provincial announcement. At least they are still producing bikes albeit at a slower rate. Given the current atmosphere businesses are...
03-24-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Batstar

BarFly 4 Mini

I recently acquired a BarFly 4 Mini which was 1 of 2 compatible mounts that would accommodate both my Cateye Strada slim and Cygolite Metro bike light. Would have preferred a K Edge Combo but no...
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