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06-24-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
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: 503,610
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: 2,441
Views: 659,522
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...
06-11-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,747
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: 1,353
Views: 258,492
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...
06-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
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: 2,350,946
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: 7,422
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...
05-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,359
Views: 2,474,735
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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05-26-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,492
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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05-25-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,739
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...
05-19-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,739
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....
05-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 258,492
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: 1,353
Views: 258,492
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: 1,353
Views: 258,492
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?

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05-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
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 wasnít sure about the dual platform setup. However, I...
04-08-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
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: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
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: 25,359
Views: 2,474,735
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 cityís outer limits. Itís 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. Iím located south of you in Red Deer and yes, it's pretty cold here tooÖactually it's still snowing. Fear not though, warmer weather is on the way. I...
03-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
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 doesnít look very promising with 10 cm of snow predicted and -11 C by mid...
03-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25,359
Views: 2,474,735
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.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 659,522
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...
03-13-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,561
Posted By Batstar

Generally speaking, yes. There are a lot more...

Generally speaking, yes. There are a lot more restrictions here.

Planning on crossing the border into Canada? Leave behind anything that could be classified as prohibited such as expandable...
03-08-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25,359
Views: 2,474,735
Posted By Batstar

Woke up to this. v v v v Spent the next hour...

Woke up to this. v v v v Spent the next hour shoveling snow and that's when the skies cleared. Sunny but a frigid -29 C (-20 F). Took the 970 out for a spin and also tested out a pair of recently...
03-01-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,555
Posted By Batstar

The width of the rear hatch of our XC60 is...

The width of the rear hatch of our XC60 is approx. 40 Ĺ" and the entry height is 29". Measured length will depend on how far back the front seats are adjusted. It could range anywhere from 60" to 68"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 659,522
Posted By Batstar

Doh! It never even occurred to me that the virus...

Doh! It never even occurred to me that the virus would have affected their supply chain.:o

The ultralight components sound intriguing. It would be great if they were made available in time for...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-26-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By Batstar

Iím not familiar with bamboo but I have built a...

Iím not familiar with bamboo but I have built a couple of wooden kayaks one from cedar strips and the other from marine grade plywood. For joinery, Iíve often used filets of thickened epoxy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 659,522
Posted By Batstar

Alas, still no update. My hope for a May delivery...

Alas, still no update. My hope for a May delivery date is slowly diminishing. I suspect nothing startling will be revealed in the next update. Letís hope that Iím wrong.
02-23-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,204
Posted By Batstar

I would choose to stay in Canada - specifically,...

I would choose to stay in Canada - specifically, Vancouver Island, BC where I can spend time cycling the Galloping Goose Trail and doing the other thing that I’m passionate about.
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02-23-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25,359
Views: 2,474,735
Posted By Batstar

Hard to fathom all of the images displaying green...

Hard to fathom all of the images displaying green lawns and posts describing warm ocean breezes. We're still in winter mode here and forecast is for another 1 1/2" of snow overnight. It's still...
02-23-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Batstar

Plenty of valid discussion with respect to...

Plenty of valid discussion with respect to hydrating in hot weather but likely just as important to do so in the winter months both before and during rides. BTW, there is still plenty of snow on the...
Forum: Introductions
02-22-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Batstar

Hiya, welcome to the site from Red Deer, AB! :)

Hiya, welcome to the site from Red Deer, AB! :)
02-22-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Batstar

With spring cycling just around the corner in...

With spring cycling just around the corner in some parts of the country, there are some great deals out there to be had for sure. I was fortunate enough to snag the last medium pair at almost 50%...
02-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
Posted By Batstar

Took delivery of a pair of Sturmfist 4's that...

Took delivery of a pair of Sturmfist 4's that were on clearance. It's still relatively cold in my neck of the woods so I'm hoping that they will get plenty use for the remainder of the season.
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02-22-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Batstar

McKenzie Trails is a rec area within our...

McKenzie Trails is a rec area within our municipality but the surrounding ponds/wetlands are considered off limits as they are home to many native plants and wildlife. This time of year the multi-use...
02-21-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,688
Views: 1,598,968
Posted By Batstar

Took to the trails at a local recreational park....

Took to the trails at a local recreational park. Still rather wintry here but today was an exceptionally nice day.
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02-05-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,335
Views: 432,101
Posted By Batstar

Rigged for Winter

I received a donor set of lightly used Nokian studded tires yesterday along with some platform pedals from a family member who no longer commutes to work. Fenders were the only remaining items needed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 659,522
Posted By Batstar

Update: It appears that Helix has once again sold...

Update: It appears that Helix has once again sold out on the latest round for limited bike orders. Next opportunity to order one will be March 2020.
01-20-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By Batstar

Ditto. Speed and Rocket versions on both of my...

Ditto. Speed and Rocket versions on both of my bikes.
01-19-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 503,610
Posted By Batstar

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My favorite thing about winter? When it's over.
01-17-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By Batstar

Congrats All! You can officially add me to...

Congrats All!

You can officially add me to the six-decade list in about 10 months time. Seeing far more members closer to my age in my weekly Yin yoga class than ever before. I have to admit that...
01-17-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,566
Views: 2,350,946
Posted By Batstar

Scott Metrix 10

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01-14-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,555
Posted By Batstar

In Car Bike Rack

Realizing that I may be a little bit late to the game here, I thought that I would chime in anyways with regards to suggesting another option. This alternative solution virtually checks all the...
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