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Old 08-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #801
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Yea, seems like it's random on how and when people get taxed...

How many of you guys commute rain or shine?

I've been able to get away with riding with a 'water resistant' light weight shell since it hasn't rained very hard in the last few months. But when it pours, I start to get pretty wet sit the seams aren't taped.

Any of you guys invest in a nicer jacket?

I'm wondering if I should get a waterproof shell, or fork out the dough for a nicer jacket where it's got some thermal properties + completely waterproof... (example the Campagnolo jackets: Campagnolo Tech Motion - SPACEHAB Windproof Jacket SS12 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com )

I haven't riden in super cold rain, so it's hard to know how warm of a jacket / or how many layers i need
I ride year round, and yes, an investment in a good jacket is a good idea! Currently I use a Sugoi shell jacket in light rain, and in heavier showers, I use a Showers Pass jacket. I know MEC now carries Showers Pass. Either way, it's near impossible to find a jacket that breathes and is waterproof at the same time. Yes, you can get a Gore-tex jacket that'll keep you dry, but the sweat you generate inside will keep you wet & cold! What I usually do is wear a long sleeve merino wool top under my jacket. Even if it gets wet, I still feel warmth at least. Another thing to keep in mind, is to get a good pair of booties. Personally, I hate having wet feet. Again, wool socks are great.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:40 AM   #802
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I made a purchase today. Its a new old stock Giant Pistol1. This is going to be the start of my XC/mild downhill bike.
The guy threw in a set of BNIB Raceface cranks, rear wheel set, bars, and stem too!

I love pink bike.
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Azncreationz: so u don't recommend the gore bike wears cycling jacket? I was considering looking into a gore jacket
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I think he meant Gore-tex as in the fabric, not the bike clothing company, Gore.
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Azncreationz: so u don't recommend the gore bike wears cycling jacket? I was considering looking into a gore jacket
Yeah, what BCRDUKES said. I DO recommend Gore Cycling wear, lots of commuters swear by it! Just do a search and check out the many reviews.
There are some companies (like Taiga) who make GoreTex jackets, and specifically a cycling jacket, but I don't know anyone nor seen any reviews for it. YMMV.
Hmm..speaking of jackets, I've got a new Sugoi bike jacket for sale as well....
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Is your showers pass jacket the soft shell trainer?
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Gore-Tex makes many different fabrics. It's not really prudent to generalize the entire line-up.
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Today was a long ass day driving around to like 5 different bike shops in vancity but I finally found a bike for my gf

Dizzy bikes had a specialized dolce women's road bike in size 44cm which fit well


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Couple more parts I bought for my build. I'm hoping this is going to be a sub $800 build but I'm thinking closer to $900 complete.



I have a Marzocchi fork coming, and I'll need a 26" QR front rim. Still waiting on a good deal on hydraulic brakes.
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A build always ends up costing more than budgeted...imo at least!
Nice score on your parts! Do you need a handlebar? I've got a new Easton (Aluminum) bar, and a couple different stems for sale. Also have a couple of Race Face stems. All new. Will have to check for length and sizes though.

As for my GoreTex comment, no I'm not slamming everything Gore Tex, just my own previous experiences with GoreTex cycling jackets. Maybe you don't sweat as much as I do, so YMMV, and it may very well work for you.

BCRDUKES: Will try to remember to give you a call tomorrow, if I make it back to my place at all about the tire. I may not return home until Tuesday.
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I have a Marzocchi fork coming, and I'll need a 26" QR front rim. Still waiting on a good deal on hydraulic brakes.
Consider the new Shimano SLX at around $120 a set shipped on amazon or ebay!

Ordered online and got them installed on my Devinci today and damnn so much breaking power. I can easily do a stoppie without even leaning forward. Its light years ahead compared to the stock Juicy 3's that were on the bike before.

Gonna take em on the trails maybe tmw to see if there's any noticeable fade.
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I made a purchase today. Its a new old stock Giant Pistol1. This is going to be the start of my XC/mild downhill bike.
The guy threw in a set of BNIB Raceface cranks, rear wheel set, bars, and stem too!

I love pink bike.
Frame looks great. What's the deal with rear lockouts? Do they only make them with an air shock? I may start a build soon too, but a rear lockout is a must for me. Do you mind me asking what you paid?
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azncreationz- I have a fatty bar and a regular stem So I will need to change either component. PM my your wares with info!

LP700-4- I was looking at Avid's from 1's (new $100) to CR's (new $200-250). I will check out the SLX as they are in my price range.

hud 91gt- Thanks.

This rear shock has no lockout, just rebound adjustment. I'm curious about rear lockouts too, as my front shock will have them.

Frame was $100, the guy threw in cranks + bottom bracket (new), rear wheel(used), bars(used), stem(new), and well used seat for an extra $50
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$100? Are you kidding? hah wow.

I was just cruising Sportchek and found the GT Force 3.0 on sale for 1839, and with the team discount I could get it for $1500. Anyone have any suggestions in that pricerange? Seems like a killer deal for an all mountain bike.

http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...767829.3758104

Jamis Ventura Race and a GT Force 3.0, both for killer deals? I never knew I liked Sportchek so much

The things that concern me on the bike are the brakes. I've been out of the loops with mtn Bikes for about 10 years. The only decent brakes back then were the Hayes, Hope, Shimano XT's were alright. Also the Avid Mechanical's did a pretty damn good job, they just didn't have any modulation. I'm so lost with all these new products. The fork also seems to be quite low end, but what can you expect for that kind of money.
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went for a ride at stanley park!
How'd you like the hill before Prospect Point?

That thing is a gay bitch.
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How'd you like the hill before Prospect Point?

That thing is a gay bitch.
its tough, for me at least lol since im still a noob at riding. but the downhill part later is pretty worth it.

yesterday did the inside loop three times with a friend who motivated be on the way up, made it a bit easier, went today alone and i could only do the inside loop once and then did the outside loop twice. bad idea since its so packed but its a lot easier lol.

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Yesterday, did the Vancouver Triathlon where we had loop around Stanley Park 2 times (or 4 times depending on the event).

It was awesome to see a whole bunch of high end, 6,000-10,000 road bikes and time trial bikes going full tilt in a private circuit.

Got me a huge broner.
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that prospect point hill gets easier every time you do it - keep it up! i like to begin by spinning up with a higher cadence the first half then i'll drop a gear or two and attack the last half standing up.
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I guess what I hate about that hill is that not only does it incline, it turns too....sharply!
Its a bitch when you also have to worry about cars.

Yesterday at the triathlon, we had all the lanes to ourselves...and going up that hill with a little more room and less worry is much better. I killed that hill!
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Going up that hill to Prospect Point for me is a love/hate relationship. Same goes for SFU.

And Steve is right. It gets easier each time.

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