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12-21-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By arctic hawk

Had a set of Randonneur Pro's in the past......

Had a set of Randonneur Pro's in the past... couldn't get them off the rim to save my life!
The bike shop had a time of their life as well....
12-01-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By arctic hawk

Right on!!!!

Right on!!!!
03-21-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By arctic hawk

It's a great bike! Mine (blue) is still chugging...

It's a great bike! Mine (blue) is still chugging away after all these years! I love it!
It has been practically my everything bike: duathlons, cyclocross, light touring & commuting!

:)
03-04-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,768
Posted By arctic hawk

+1 Kool Stops

+1 Kool Stops
03-04-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,098
Posted By arctic hawk

Go for it! My daily commuter is a "vintage" 2001...

Go for it! My daily commuter is a "vintage" 2001 Trek XO1 (the blue one).
01-20-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By arctic hawk

There isn't a whole bunch here in Montreal...

There isn't a whole bunch here in Montreal either! It has been 1 of the better winter riding seasons!
01-01-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 103,203
Posted By arctic hawk

Could have worn shorts in Montreal today! It was...

Could have worn shorts in Montreal today! It was ridiculously warm out there!
12-19-10, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By arctic hawk

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v160/19...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v160/19/5/624869973/n624869973_478372_712.jpg
The cleanest part of the whole ride was the parking lot at work...
The whole week, they wanted me to take...
12-19-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By arctic hawk

My winter round trip is about 15km. There are...

My winter round trip is about 15km. There are only a handful of days where riding is really really tough, if not near impossible (snowstorm/freezing rain) in which case, I run instead.
As for...
10-17-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By arctic hawk

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
10-07-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By arctic hawk

I'm surprised as Bob is quite quick to answer any...

I'm surprised as Bob is quite quick to answer any questions. You can try asking questions over at http://www.mtbkanata.com/
Hopefully, Joe or one of the others will be able to help you.
I know for...
03-17-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By arctic hawk

Montrealer checking in... try Velo-Select in...

Montrealer checking in... try Velo-Select in Chateauguay, 450 691 2453. I know he's got Ridley's, if that is what you are looking for, at good prices.
If you don't mind Giant, Trek, Devinci, or...
01-12-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By arctic hawk

Go for it! Keep an open mind & enjoy it! I did...

Go for it! Keep an open mind & enjoy it!
I did the same thing back in 2003 & never really looked back since. Never really got any better either!
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,460
Posted By arctic hawk

1-12c/-21 windchill & of course, I am heading...

1-12c/-21 windchill & of course, I am heading into the wind too.
Being the festive season & all, it is also snowing here in Montreal :)
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,460
Posted By arctic hawk

-15c/-24 windchill factor & most of the ride was...

-15c/-24 windchill factor & most of the ride was into the wind.
How many days till March?
09-14-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By arctic hawk

Check with some of the guys at OBC, they might be...

Check with some of the guys at OBC, they might be able to help you out. I have been riding with a stock headset on a 2001 Trek X01. The bike has seen 5 winters here in Montreal... so far... & the...
07-28-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By arctic hawk

+1

+1
04-17-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 2,590,935
Posted By arctic hawk

Indeed!

Indeed!
01-28-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,767
Posted By arctic hawk

I have older Smiths & they work well as long as I...

I have older Smiths & they work well as long as I am not exerting myself too much ... then they fog up...
09-26-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By arctic hawk

Mine were wire bead. At the time, I don't think...

Mine were wire bead. At the time, I don't think they had folding or were unavailable.
Never went back to them again because if I ever flatted, I would have been walking...
09-26-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By arctic hawk

Vittoria Randonneur Pro Touring Folding Tire...

Vittoria Randonneur Pro Touring Folding Tire...
09-26-08, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By arctic hawk

Depending upon where you are located, I find that...

Depending upon where you are located, I find that my hiking shoes offers better grip when the run-ups are muddy, rocky, & wet
09-16-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By arctic hawk

http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/X01/060416_6...

http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/X01/060416_6.jpg
My cables are routed like this
07-03-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,842
Posted By arctic hawk

I have been running full housing on my Trek XO1...

I have been running full housing on my Trek XO1 for the last 2 years.
I guess I don't fall into the true cyclocross frame as it is my full time commuter, summer & winter. The full housing does keep...
05-26-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3,075
Views: 2,590,935
Posted By arctic hawk

Great looking bike Phantasie! Here's my 2007...

Great looking bike Phantasie!
Here's my 2007 bike.
http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/X01/080525a.jpg

10spd 105, 48/38 Gossamer cranks with MegaExo bb, blah, blah, blah....
Much more racier...
05-22-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By arctic hawk

Due to being a big chicken, I do not use...

Due to being a big chicken, I do not use clipless... by choice!
I ride on these things presently
http://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/medium/7038.jpg
I have tried the typical bmx...
05-15-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By arctic hawk

I had a pair of Randonneur Cross a few years...

I had a pair of Randonneur Cross a few years back, pretty darn good on the road & even managed a few duathlons with them. Gravel roads & groomed trails are ok but once it starts to get messy, game...
05-15-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By arctic hawk

Try looking at Vittoria's line of City/Trekking...

Try looking at Vittoria's line of City/Trekking tires, Randonneur Cross ...
05-06-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By arctic hawk

I will start riding more regularly on the...

I will start riding more regularly on the weekends starting... next weekend. Just have to get (ball) hockey out of the way first :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think we have met at Cycles St.Laurent once....
05-05-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By arctic hawk

Ritchey SpeedMax's for racing & for every day...

Ritchey SpeedMax's for racing & for every day stuff, Ritchey TrailMix
04-24-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By arctic hawk

I am not sure which part of Canada you live in...

I am not sure which part of Canada you live in but I have not seen a Redline for sale in any store that I am aware of in Montreal, QC. I picked up a Ridley Crossbow 105 over the winter & have started...
04-18-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By arctic hawk

I got the CrossBow, pretty much 105, a few months...

I got the CrossBow, pretty much 105, a few months ago & like it very much. Feels quite a bit faster than my old Trek X01. I haven't been offroading with it yet but do look forward to it & can't wait...
04-10-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,818
Posted By arctic hawk

Nice work there! Will are all the tt be...

Nice work there!
Will are all the tt be flattened/ovalized on the bottom for shouldering?
Forum: Commuting
03-12-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By arctic hawk

Cool!

Cool!
03-12-08, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,548
Posted By arctic hawk

I believe the fellow who built the wall is rather...

I believe the fellow who built the wall is rather infamous in that area of Ottawa...
Snow bank in front of work...
http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/2008/080311.jpg
03-11-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By arctic hawk

http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/2008/080311....

http://www.arctichawk2003.mtbhost.com/2008/080311.jpg
Aftermath in Montreal, QC.
The major streets are pretty good for riding but the residential streets are still pretty much what you see in the...
03-09-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By arctic hawk

Major beating oin Montreal, QC.... not going to...

Major beating oin Montreal, QC.... not going to even try it on the bike tomorrow....
03-05-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By arctic hawk

Well said!

Well said!
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,644
Posted By arctic hawk

I have often thought of wearing knee pads for the...

I have often thought of wearing knee pads for the winter commute .... Other than that, I always wear a helmet as it save me one time from a major beating.... split my helmet right in 2.
02-28-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,179
Posted By arctic hawk

Is the top tube ovalized/flattened underneath for...

Is the top tube ovalized/flattened underneath for ease of shouldering?
02-27-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 63,538
Posted By arctic hawk

You'll be racing cross this fall? It'll be...

You'll be racing cross this fall?
It'll be great to see you again!
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,984
Posted By arctic hawk

Average nutcase in the eyes of motorists...

Average nutcase in the eyes of motorists...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By arctic hawk

Think I am getting the big wind tomorrow as...

Think I am getting the big wind tomorrow as well..... gonna be a tough day in the saddle...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By arctic hawk

+1 for Deuter I own the Race Air Exp bag &...

+1 for Deuter
I own the Race Air Exp bag & it's a great commuter pack IF you are not planning to carry a bunch of stuff to your destination, like a change of clothes & shoes, for instance... won't...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By arctic hawk

Try hosting with Joe over at...

Try hosting with Joe over at http://www.mtbkanata.com/
Great guy, rides mtb, & is based in Ottawa, ON. My personal site is hosted with him.
01-17-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,164
Posted By arctic hawk

Balaclava pulled up & tucked under ski goggles,...

Balaclava pulled up & tucked under ski goggles, no exposed skin & all is good! The lowest temp I have been out there was -30c & the wind was brutal that day too.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By arctic hawk

Clear safety goggles is a must

Clear safety goggles is a must
Forum: Commuting
01-13-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,131
Posted By arctic hawk

I commute in winter by bike. But having said...

I commute in winter by bike. But having said that, it has to be right for you as everyone can/will/want to ride in winter.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,401
Posted By arctic hawk

The Randonneur Cross is a great tire & will go...

The Randonneur Cross is a great tire & will go the distance. Never got a puncture in my set.
The only thing bad about them is that they don't fit on Shimano rims very well.... lots & lots of cursing...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,387
Posted By arctic hawk

I am adding my input to the municipality for...

I am adding my input to the municipality for planning of cycling routes. By this, I mean real routes for a bike commuter & not zig zagging through the nice quiet parts of the neighborhood.
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