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01-06-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,843
Posted By fcormier

To answer both your questions: Tony412k You're...

To answer both your questions:
Tony412k You're welcome. There was no air assist to my Pilot C, so I can't say about the air assist. The parts should be compatible between Pilot/Dart/XC28 as...
08-27-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,291
Posted By fcormier

I carry a beat up Topeak Mountain Morph either in...

I carry a beat up Topeak Mountain Morph either in my hydration pack, my trunk bag or my pannier.
01-09-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By fcormier

Homemade studded tires are good for ice racing....

Homemade studded tires are good for ice racing. For icy roads like we have in Montréal, Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires (or just plain Winter) are great.
11-13-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,604
Posted By fcormier

All my reading led to this:...

All my reading led to this: http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1088141-rockshox-forks-parts-compatibility.html
11-13-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,843
Posted By fcormier

Rockshox forks parts compatibility

In another thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1058580-suspension-fork-one-vs-two-springs.html), I was pondering about what to do with my suspension forks, a 2000 Rockshox Judy XC and a...
05-02-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,604
Posted By fcormier

Some questions have been answered here:...

Some questions have been answered here: http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/51413-fork-adjustment-i-need-clarity.html
and here: RockShox Pilot C 2003 Front Shocks Reviews - Mtbr.com...
04-15-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,604
Posted By fcormier

Suspension fork: one vs two springs

I am rebuilding my two mountain bikes and I am wondering what to do about the two suspension forks.

The first bike is a 1994 Rocky Mountain Équipe on which I installed a Rock Shox Judy XC in 2000....
Forum: Commuting
04-20-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,342
Posted By fcormier

Same question here. A friend ordered one from our...

Same question here. A friend ordered one from our LBS last week (they did not have it in stock), but the owner called him this week and said Trek did not have them in stock at their distribution...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By fcormier

From what I read, it's solid but the weak point...

From what I read, it's solid but the weak point is the rivets. I still wouldn't buy one, I'll stay with a traditional U-lock.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,294
Posted By fcormier

I don't know the other models mentioned here, but...

I don't know the other models mentioned here, but I can vouch for Cocotte Equipment (http://www.cocotte-equip.com/) messenger bags. They are pretty much among the best (if not THE best) messenger bag...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By fcormier

Agreed. Go with the top tube (#1) then with...

Agreed. Go with the top tube (#1) then with standover height (#2).
Forum: Commuting
11-25-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,413
Posted By fcormier

From my experience, there are two main factors: ...

From my experience, there are two main factors:
-You wear more clothes and therefore it's harder to move.
-The roads are slippery because of the ice and snow, so you hold on to the handlebar a...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,518
Posted By fcormier

A little over 4000 km this year with about 2...

A little over 4000 km this year with about 2 weeks left before it's too cold and the snow falls. Of that 4000 km, 1000 km were on my new Kona Jake which I bought in September.
11-03-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By fcormier

Ice bike race in Montréal in 2008:...

Ice bike race in Montréal in 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fcormier/sets/72157603844117260/
11-03-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,754
Posted By fcormier

I only do XC and I ride two Panaracer Cinder...

I only do XC and I ride two Panaracer Cinder 1.95".
10-19-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By fcormier

Here are some pics I took at a race last winter. ...

Here are some pics I took at a race last winter.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2240442344_97ac13be9f.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2302/2239652573_2262aa3ef4.jpg...
10-19-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,421
Posted By fcormier

I got a 2008.5 Jake in September (2009 frame and...

I got a 2008.5 Jake in September (2009 frame and brakes, 2008 parts). It is surprising that you can't get one.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By fcormier

For the size, if you have a road bike, check the...

For the size, if you have a road bike, check the specs for the horizontal top tube length (or measure it) and go from there. Also check the standover height.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,913
Posted By fcormier

I wear a Louis Garneau Baffin cap between 0C and...

I wear a Louis Garneau Baffin cap between 0C and 10C and a MEC Tech Fleece cap below 0C.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By fcormier

Nothing less than a U lock. I use skewers with...

Nothing less than a U lock. I use skewers with allen screws (Axiom Slim Skewers) and never had any issue. I always lock frame and rear wheel. A thik steel cable is not going to cover it, my friend...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,204
Posted By fcormier

I got some MEC Blast XCR gloves last winter and...

I got some MEC Blast XCR gloves last winter and these are the best pair of gloves I ever had! They are warm and yet you can move your hands well. I only used them down to -15 degrees C (Celcius or...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By fcormier

+1 for a cyclocross. I've been riding a Kona Jake...

+1 for a cyclocross. I've been riding a Kona Jake since late summer and it's the best bike ever for commuting. Sturdier than a road bike, better brakes, lighter than a touring bike.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,745
Posted By fcormier

On my Giant Iguana, it is on it's bracket...

On my Giant Iguana, it is on it's bracket (between the chainstay and seatstay).
On my Kona Jake, it is on my luggage rack (with an elastic strap to reduce the noise).
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,695
Posted By fcormier

I'd say around 15 to 20%. My commute is 25% open...

I'd say around 15 to 20%. My commute is 25% open road.
10-19-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By fcormier

My Marathon Plus 700x28 were really hard to...

My Marathon Plus 700x28 were really hard to install. They kept coming off the rim and I even blew out a tube because the tire was not properly seated. I have been riding them since (850 km) with no...
10-19-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,517
Posted By fcormier

The cheapest Rock Shox available now is going to...

The cheapest Rock Shox available now is going to be way better than that Quadra. Technology often trickles down. My Rock Shox Pilot C (low end model in 2003) has the exact same internals as my Rock...
10-19-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By fcormier

I once stripped the threads of the right side...

I once stripped the threads of the right side crank arm. It was a Shimano Deore LX. The complete crank cost around 120$ and the new arm was around 30$ (that was about 10 years ago).
10-19-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By fcormier

I second the "ride" option. I once stripped the...

I second the "ride" option. I once stripped the threads and the only way that I could remove the crank arm was to ride the bike with no bolt. I was so glad when it came off! It took a couple of days...
10-19-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By fcormier

I never stripped a nipple on a spoke that was too...

I never stripped a nipple on a spoke that was too short, but I had one break in two.
10-19-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By fcormier

I'm always surprised when I see what size people...

I'm always surprised when I see what size people choose. IMHO, your bike is the right size. I tend to prefer longer bikes, and some like shorter bikes.

All my bikes with straight handlebars are...
10-19-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By fcormier

+1 on the Ultimate Sport Mechanic. It holds the...

+1 on the Ultimate Sport Mechanic. It holds the bike well when working and is very compact when folded.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By fcormier

I have Planet Bike Cascadia fenders for...

I have Planet Bike Cascadia fenders for touring/hybrid bikes and they fit very well with my 700x28 tires.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By fcormier

Kona makes one, just look at the fork on the Dew...

Kona makes one, just look at the fork on the Dew series and the Sutra.
10-04-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By fcormier

Rocky Mountain did this on the rear disc brake of...

Rocky Mountain did this on the rear disc brake of their 2008 Whistler. Maybe it could work in the front.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,000
Posted By fcormier

The Portland seems like a really nice bike, but...

The Portland seems like a really nice bike, but too expensive for me and I don't trust those wheels, so i got a Kona Jake, best bang for the buck IMHO.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,955
Posted By fcormier

I got a penny thrown at me once in the face. The...

I got a penny thrown at me once in the face. The penny was traveling at around 85 km/h and it did not feel good. See post http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?postid=7195912#post7195912
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By fcormier

Nice pants, but I prefer my regular pants with...

Nice pants, but I prefer my regular pants with Velcro reflective straps at the bottom and a flashing light on my seatpost. 95$ is a decent price though.
09-27-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By fcormier

A SRAM derailleur is made to move 1mm for each mm...

A SRAM derailleur is made to move 1mm for each mm of cable pulled while a Shimano derailleur is made to move 2mm for every mm of cable pulled.

Shimano shifters work with Shimano derailleurs;
SRAM...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,714
Posted By fcormier

I've had my brakes and stem cap stolen. They were...

I've had my brakes and stem cap stolen. They were blue anodized Dia-Compe 987, real flashy (it was in the mid 90s) and they were stolen at rush hour, downtown right next to a subway station. I left...
09-20-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By fcormier

The aluminum spider in in XT cassettes started...

The aluminum spider in in XT cassettes started with the CS-M737 I think (around 1994 or so). I think the CS-HGxx are standard cassettes with different plating (as mentioned previously).
09-13-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By fcormier

I have a 2008½ Jake with them. I have not...

I have a 2008½ Jake with them. I have not adjusted them as they were adjusted by the shop when I got the bike (I've only had it for about a month). The stock pads are not really good, cheap grey...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By fcormier

I've been wearing Activa StormFront gloves for a...

I've been wearing Activa StormFront gloves for a while and I am very satisfied with them. They are waterproof and warn, comfortable down to around 0C (32F). I wear them in spring and autumn and also...
09-13-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,014
Posted By fcormier

Really nice job on that conversion,...

Really nice job on that conversion, congratulations! I would second the comment about not wrapping your brake cable.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,943
Posted By fcormier

I went to the shop on Sunday one week ago, they...

I went to the shop on Sunday one week ago, they said I needed to speak to the manager since I used my bike and he wasn't in, so I had to come back on Wednesday. I came back on Wednesday, asked a...
09-08-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,228
Posted By fcormier

I just got my first bike with drop handlebars. I...

I just got my first bike with drop handlebars. I got it for commuting (40 km/day) and long distance rides (~100 km). I appreciate the multiple possibilities of hand positions. I can be straighter or...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By fcormier

From my experience, there are two schools of...

From my experience, there are two schools of thought about chain replacement:

Those who replace their chains frequently (around 1000 and 3000 km to reduce wear on the gears and get better...
09-08-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By fcormier

From what I know about SRAM chains, I would...

From what I know about SRAM chains, I would second that.
09-08-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By fcormier

SRAM 7.0 11-34 cassette here, orange spacers also.

SRAM 7.0 11-34 cassette here, orange spacers also.
09-08-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By fcormier

I recommend the the Ultimate Sport-Mechanic....

I recommend the the Ultimate Sport-Mechanic. Solid, good grip, lots of possibility for positioning the bike. I've been using it for acouple of years and I am very satisfied.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,943
Posted By fcormier

The 2007 Kona weight list says 23,5 lbs for the...

The 2007 Kona weight list says 23,5 lbs for the Jake. There is no weight specified for 2008 and 2009, but it should be similar as the components and frame don't change that much.
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