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Old 07-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #601
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Where did you start from?

Did a 70km ride with GReddie and Alphamale yesterday.
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Here's my new loot I just scored

2012 Jake the snake cross bike. Axiom rack and monsoon pannier bags

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Nice! Where'd you get it at?

FYI for those of you looking for a road bike, John Henry Bikes in North Van has 3 small Ridley Icarus bikes for sale @ $1099 each. SRAM Apex gruppo. Not a bad price IMO.
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Got it from cove bikes. I went by different bikes and also bicycle sports pacific in n'van. No one had sizes for me. I'm 5'7" and the kona's fit bigger.

Cove had a 49 in Jake and also Jake the snake

They let me ride both and the snake felt better shifting. I guess the 105 definitely makes a difference.
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Did a 70km ride with GReddie and Alphamale yesterday.


started south granville area and went into downtown/stanley park


that kona jake is hot!
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Man, i had a bit of buyers remorse afterwards... but i just took the bike around the block for a while and it definitely changed my mind haha.

it's so different compared to riding a POS mountain bike from canadian tire...

I decided ~ a month ago to start riding a bike to work. My commute in richmond is only about 10-12 km's each way. I take the Shell Trail from Francis to Westminster and go towards the automall area. On my canadiantire mountain bike, I would actually have to try really hard to go fast. By the time I'm at work I'm completely drenched in sweat. Mind you, I'm wearing a backpack!

Now with a rack and pannier bags, so different. So awesome. No back sweat lol.

Next purchase will have to be some shoes to clip into my pedals.

Any websites you guys recommend with nice discounts??
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started south granville area and went into downtown/stanley park
Wow what a beast! Chris told me about it... good job on the ride!
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Man, i had a bit of buyers remorse afterwards... but i just took the bike around the block for a while and it definitely changed my mind haha.

it's so different compared to riding a POS mountain bike from canadian tire...

Any websites you guys recommend with nice discounts??
Wait until you switch over to road slicks. It'll definitely change your mind!

I normally frequent the following sites:

Nashbar.com (They do not ship to Blaine or Point Roberts - not in my experience anyway)
RealCyclist.com / Chainlove.com / DepartmentOfGoods.com (All owned by the same company but have different offerings sometimes)
JensonUSA.com
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PricePoint.com
And interestingly enough - Amazon.com - Good deals can be had with Amazon

I'm probably missing a few other sites but these are the ones I go to regularly.
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Don't forget CompetitiveCyclist ! they're pretty much the same in pricing most of the year but their season-end/start closeouts are always great.


@GREddie - Chris is a beast on a different level. Probably didn't break a sweat the whole way lol i want to do another run up grouse next weekend and go harder - you (guys) should come with! the ride down grouse and through stanley park after is SO fun. it would be nice to put some faces to names
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Don't forget CompetitiveCyclist ! they're pretty much the same in pricing most of the year but their season-end/start closeouts are always great.
I think Competitive Cyclist is owned by RealCyclist/Backcountry but yes, their year end deals are pretty good. I've had to check all the associate sites because their deals are always different.


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honestly it sounds a lot cooler than it really is :P
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GREddie can keep up with you guys for sure.
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Nice Kona, congrats on your new bike!

not quite a new bike, but Merry Christmas to me!
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Well, ok, I actually did get another bike (frame), but this one is definately for sale, any takers?? It's like 63cm! Yes, it's BIG. It's a NOS basically, never been built-up Rocky Mountain Turbo (Team Only), made of Scandium, built in Richmond BC Canada, roughly circa 2000?
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Got it from cove bikes. I went by different bikes and also bicycle sports pacific in n'van. No one had sizes for me. I'm 5'7" and the kona's fit bigger.

Cove had a 49 in Jake and also Jake the snake

They let me ride both and the snake felt better shifting. I guess the 105 definitely makes a difference.
nice bike, how much did you get it for? Are you going to get into cyclocross? Jake the Snake is a little overkill just for commuting imho
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I second that!

I was talking to Chris and we should go for a ride, but I have to train a bit more first to keep up. Don't listen to bcr.... he's a killer. Watch out for him.
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Nice Kona, congrats on your new bike!

not quite a new bike, but Merry Christmas to me!
Droooooool! Nice purchase
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Damn it, azncreationz! I am mad jelly.

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Why is that? I'm curious.
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holy SRAM batman. my next bike would have to have sram red purely for the sexiness of it. dat chainring! (or maybe i'll upgrade groupsets....if i win the lottery)


Greddie - no seriously i'm no pro like Chris! i've been training on climbing for while so i have a good pain tolerance but i am by no means fast lol are you working at the firm with Chris?? Have we met before?

@bcr - if my buddy wearing basketball shorts and chucks could ride with us, anyone can

looks like it's going to be Sunday morning ride! who's in
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I am by no means in any form or shape capable of doing this with you pros.
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Here's my new loot I just scored

2012 Jake the snake cross bike. Axiom rack and monsoon pannier bags

If you dont mind me asking how much did that setup cost because that is pretty much exactly what i am in the market for right now
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The JtS was $1400 down from $1600 msrp.

The rack, fenders, and the pair of pannier bags was $145 all together

I intended on spending only $1000 initially, the Jake cost $1050.

But after taking a ride on both around the block, JtS felt better so I went with that

I don't think it's too overkill. The bike gives me options.. Allows me to travel in the areas I need to to and not just stick to main roads in richmond
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Ok thanks Im gonna go have a look at one. I have been riding a Shitty old Peugeot bike that is way to
Big for me and I think it's about time I bought a proper bike instead to wasting anymore money on it.
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I'm not sure what size you are, but I am 5 foot 7. Not sure my inseam.

I bought a 49cm JtS. All the bike stores i went to said JtS/Jakes fit larger than most.

I rode my friends 53cm Jake, and also test rode the 49's. I felt better on a 49cm, fit me perfect.

I know Cove Bikes has a 49cm 2012 Jake, they're asking $1050.
They also have a 56cm 2012 JtS, they're asking $1450.

North Van Different Bikes just got in the new line of 2013 Jakes and JtS', in the full range of sizes. But pricing is a bit higher, i think $1300/$1700 respectively.
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Yeah I am only 5 foot 3. So that 49cm might still be to big. I guess i will have to go check them out.
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