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07-10-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25,953
Views: 2,657,126
Posted By Speedway2

I usually ride one of my Single Speeds thru this...

I usually ride one of my Single Speeds thru this location but because it was extra hot & humid out I figured a geared bike would be easier on this old phart.......
07-05-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Speedway2

I never wondered why myself but ^^^^ this seems...

I never wondered why myself but ^^^^ this seems like a logical reason....
07-05-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Speedway2

Hopefully your new bike arrives soon....cause the...

Hopefully your new bike arrives soon....cause the wife may want her bike back!
06-18-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,185
Posted By Speedway2

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the...

I wear ankle length socks and not picky on the colour but I always were my T when I'm on 2 wheels.........
06-17-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,575
Posted By Speedway2

I used a pair of side-cutters on my 1995 Marin...

I used a pair of side-cutters on my 1995 Marin Muirwoods. The 26yo dork disk literally crumbled apart after a few snips....
06-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,575
Posted By Speedway2

Smokinapancake.....did you find out was caused...

Smokinapancake.....did you find out was caused the "wicked" bend in the bar and was there any other damage as a result?
I think getting rid of the dork disc will freshen the look a bit.....
06-01-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,375
Posted By Speedway2

It's been great getting the old Giant (20yo) back...

It's been great getting the old Giant (20yo) back into the rotation....even tho it means less SS riding time.
Just installed some new rubber....
05-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,216
Posted By Speedway2

^^^^^that looks like an impalement waiting to...

^^^^^that looks like an impalement waiting to happen.....
05-20-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By Speedway2

I swapped out the drops to bullhorns on my...

I swapped out the drops to bullhorns on my Langster and haven't looked back.
The Origin8 bullhorns are slightly wider than the drops and the "new" stem is a bit shorter. I find the bar-end brake...
04-11-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By Speedway2

Anatolia.....have you looked in the...

Anatolia.....have you looked in the Clydesdales/Athenas (200+lb/91+kg) threads?
03-27-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,323
Posted By Speedway2

The best "thing" I ever did for myself was...

The best "thing" I ever did for myself was getting Lasik done 20+ years ago.
Glasses were a PITA and while contacts were better....they were very uncomfortable during allergy season(s)......
03-24-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,704
Posted By Speedway2

The only bike I own without foot retention is my...

The only bike I own without foot retention is my Cruiser.
It's my 5km/hr neighbourhood bike. I can jump on it at any given moment without having to change my kit.....my wife hates it when I wear the...
03-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By Speedway2

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a...

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a Devinci MTB bike) all I said was to get minimum 105 Groupset. She came home with a BNIB pink Colnago and was so happy she had an ear to ear grin.
...
03-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,264
Posted By Speedway2

Took a ride down to the Reservoir. The water was...

Took a ride down to the Reservoir. The water was unusually low this year........
03-16-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Speedway2

I recently converted my drops to flats (see...

I recently converted my drops to flats (see post#17 for parts & #22 for results).
I spent about $100CDN to complete the conversion....
03-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By Speedway2

It's not perfect but it may be built to handle...

It's not perfect but it may be built to handle your load.......
http://www.worksmancycles.com
03-05-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Speedway2

Back in the Rotation

I recently found myself without a Geared bike after gifting my Marin Muirwoods (to my son) and trading my Norco Indie for another Single Speed.
Fortunately, I had a Giant OCR3 road bike (collecting...
03-03-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Speedway2

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to...

Personally, I would take the geared bike (to fight the headwinds).
However, if the fixed was converted to free I'd give it a go....
03-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By Speedway2

It's not a matter of IF.....but WHEN this will...

It's not a matter of IF.....but WHEN this will happen:)
02-28-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Speedway2

Nothing like the crotch cam POV.....

Nothing like the crotch cam POV.....
02-28-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Speedway2

Difference between ST-5510 and ST-6510? ...

Difference between ST-5510 and ST-6510?
.....about 1000. Sorry I couldn't help myself. I'll see myself out.....
02-28-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,841
Posted By Speedway2

My favourite rides are on my Single Speeds and...

My favourite rides are on my Single Speeds and Solo. I ride where I want and at whatever pace that allows me to enjoy the "scenery".....
02-28-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,375
Posted By Speedway2

I just finished a drop to flat-bar conversion. ...

I just finished a drop to flat-bar conversion.
Parts installed: Easton 22" straight bar, ARX PRO 3T 120mm stem, Shimano BL-R550 brake levers and Ergon grips

Bought this Giant in 2001 BNIB and...
02-28-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Speedway2

I just converted my drops to flats using...

I just converted my drops to flats using Microshift Mezzo's 3x8spd (http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1224125-drops-flat-bar-conversion-help-plz.html).
Seems to be decent quality and very...
02-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By Speedway2

dalia....welcome to the Forum! It's important...

dalia....welcome to the Forum!
It's important to secure the screws/bolts to the frame studs supporting the walls.
02-25-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By Speedway2

Thanks for the tip veganbikes....always...

Thanks for the tip veganbikes....always appreciate your feed back.
02-25-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By Speedway2

All done! Installed the last piece of the...

All done! Installed the last piece of the conversion today(teflon coated brake cables). First time trying these and so far they seem pretty slick and smooth.
Looking forward to the first ride once...
02-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,944
Posted By Speedway2

I alternate between a small "sports" fanny or a...

I alternate between a small "sports" fanny or a compact backpack(longer rides) to carry essentials, cell, ID and $$.
02-22-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,966
Posted By Speedway2

Cross "train tracks" as perpendicular as...

Cross "train tracks" as perpendicular as possible....especially when wet. Man-hole covers and painted lines can take you down too when wet .....
02-21-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By Speedway2

The outcome could have been much worse. Good...

The outcome could have been much worse. Good thing you're able to share with us your lessons learned.
Personally, I never ride with both hands off but thats my personal self preservation strategy...
02-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,958
Posted By Speedway2

I "run" whenever the Sport I'm participating in...

I "run" whenever the Sport I'm participating in requires it. Ball/Ice hockey, baseball, football, etc.
Go jogging?.....nope. Tried to get into it but never liked it. Found it hard on the knees and...
02-19-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,682
Posted By Speedway2

Dismount and walk if its getting too scary......

Dismount and walk if its getting too scary......
02-19-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By Speedway2

Obviously the most important criteria is ensuring...

Obviously the most important criteria is ensuring the forks are spec'd correctly.....after that aesthetics need to be considered otherwise you're efforts will be diminished IMO
02-18-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By Speedway2

Exactly! Its when you try to match the colour of...

Exactly! Its when you try to match the colour of the aftermarket part to the rest of the bike and its slightly off.....is when it becomes obvious that you tried but failed.
02-15-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,452
Posted By Speedway2

Your bike looks great! Yes, slight angle but...

Your bike looks great! Yes, slight angle but doesn't look out of place IMO but I understand where you're coming from.
Perhaps, a "smaller" front / larger rear tire might level the bike...
02-14-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,452
Posted By Speedway2

Do you have any pics to post? I'm curious to see...

Do you have any pics to post? I'm curious to see how "off" it is.......
02-08-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7,687
Views: 2,525,575
Posted By Speedway2

I took a Coda Comp out for a test ride when I...

I took a Coda Comp out for a test ride when I went shopping for a Hybrid. LBS had it on sale.
I'm still kicking myself for not buying it. I was thinking more about how to justify "another bike" to...
02-08-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,906
Posted By Speedway2

Why? Same reason(s) why we elect the same...

Why? Same reason(s) why we elect the same politicians and expect different results......
We forget about the "pain".....but I digress.
02-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By Speedway2

I just had to look for one out of curiosity....

I just had to look for one out of curiosity. Found a couple LBS that show they have them in-stock. $1400.00CDN
Nice bike Rolla and liked what you did to it!......Enjoy

Here's my Cruiser....a...
01-31-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By Speedway2

geeteeiii....I think it's time to swap the...

geeteeiii....I think it's time to swap the summers for the snow tires :)
01-31-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats! Nothing like a new bike. Too bad you...

Congrats! Nothing like a new bike. Too bad you can't take it for a ride and let us know what you think.
Take some pics and post 'em.....
01-29-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,122
Posted By Speedway2

Only happened 2x in 6 years, no damage to you or...

Only happened 2x in 6 years, no damage to you or the bike, going slow and couldn't get un-clipped fast enough.
Sounds more like a brain-fart vs a crash....no disrespect intended.
01-28-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By Speedway2

Congrats! I think the Escape was a good choice. ...

Congrats! I think the Escape was a good choice.

If you can, try both the M & L before you sign on the dotted line. Take care of your cojones.....
01-27-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By Speedway2

I think your choice of the Escape vs the Roam is...

I think your choice of the Escape vs the Roam is a good one.
I'm not a fan of low-end forks and agree with Moisture that the Large may not be the right fit for your 30" inseam.
01-27-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,760
Posted By Speedway2

Jan27/21.....Globe Roll2 ...

Jan27/21.....Globe Roll2
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01-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,122
Posted By Speedway2

Like many I've been using "clipless" for many...

Like many I've been using "clipless" for many years without issues to knees, joints, etc., unlike when I casually jog to the store for a big gulp...
01-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Speedway2

I'd be cautious just hanging them and using them...

I'd be cautious just hanging them and using them as wall ornaments. Looks like a lack of QC in that build......
01-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By Speedway2

I agree with veganbikes....silver components...

I agree with veganbikes....silver components would give a nice classy contrast.
However, we all know that blacked out bikes go Faster........
01-15-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,474
Posted By Speedway2

The older I get the less I care about shifting...

The older I get the less I care about shifting gears and hammering it. My best rides are solo and at my pace.
My Riding Style? I prefer to take my Single Speeds. One is 42/17 the other is 42/16....
01-13-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By Speedway2

Wool makes a great layer for warmth. However, I...

Wool makes a great layer for warmth. However, I prefer layering synthetics because they are easier to clean.
Let's face it....you're gonna sweat and synthetics can simply get tossed into the...
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