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Old 04-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #2001
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Why is cycling so expensive? Just when I thought I was all geared up, I decide to ride in the rain. Now I need fenders and booties. Soaked head to toe, only made it 23k before giving up. haha
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Here's a tip for u since I ride a lot in the rain..!

Overshoes: there are a lot of overshoes out there so just choose something u like with good reviews. The problem arises when water drips down your leg and into the bootie, then ur socks, then your feet. When I rode with bare leg and overshoes my feet got soaked. 3/4 bibs or knee warmers with overshoes, feet got soaked.

But when I have leggings or pants that cover over the opening of the overshoes, my feet stayed drier longer, but still get soaked over time.

Bottom line is your feet will get wet. It's just matter of staying comfortable.

So it's best to wear leggings/pants that can cover over the overshoes opening and also wear some merino wool socks.

Fenders: for 700x23 size tires there's really only a handful of fenders out there.

I have the crud roadracer mk2. Lowest profile fender out there that will clear most road frames. Has a panel thay will cover your front derailluer from getting too dirty. Negative draw backs are that they're held on to your bike by zap straps and rubber elastics so you'll hear weird scratching noises when the fender starts making contact with ur wheels and you have to always adjust them pre/post/during ride. Your feet will get wet BC the front fender is so thin the water bounces off to the side directly into your feet (not a huge issue if you have good leggings/overshoes as per above) Rear fender protects your ass 100%, but BC it jiggles around the ppl behind u will get hit with water.

Sks race blades are good alternative for quick detach. Stable mounting. More sturdy. Good coverage front and back. They are wider. Drawback is that they are kind of ugly.

Mec fenders are fine as well, but ugly.

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Here's a tip for u since I ride a lot in the rain..!

Overshoes: there are a lot of overshoes out there so just choose something u like with good reviews. The problem arises when water drips down your leg and into the bootie, then ur socks, then your feet. When I rode with bare leg and overshoes my feet got soaked. 3/4 bibs or knee warmers with overshoes, feet got soaked.

But when I have leggings or pants that cover over the opening of the overshoes, my feet stayed drier longer, but still get soaked over time.

Bottom line is your feet will get wet. It's just matter of staying comfortable.

So it's best to wear leggings/pants that can cover over the overshoes opening and also wear some merino wool socks.

Fenders: for 700x23 size tires there's really only a handful of fenders out there.

I have the crud roadracer mk2. Lowest profile fender out there that will clear most road frames. Has a panel thay will cover your front derailluer from getting too dirty. Negative draw backs are that they're held on to your bike by zap straps and rubber elastics so you'll hear weird scratching noises when the fender starts making contact with ur wheels and you have to always adjust them pre/post/during ride. Your feet will get wet BC the front fender is so thin the water bounces off to the side directly into your feet (not a huge issue if you have good leggings/overshoes as per above) Rear fender protects your ass 100%, but BC it jiggles around the ppl behind u will get hit with water.

Sks race blades are good alternative for quick detach. Stable mounting. More sturdy. Good coverage front and back. They are wider. Drawback is that they are kind of ugly.

Mec fenders are fine as well, but ugly.


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I think i'm going to keep my "cheap" roadbike cheap and pick up the MEC fenders, haha. I also need some socks I suppose. Cotton is just not working when wet. lol. Thanks for the advice.
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The good thing about MEC is their refund policy is great. Depending on your frame clearances, their fenders may or may not work for you. But nothing a dremel tool cant fix!
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So umm...anybody interested in building a steel frame bike?

Itching to pick up a Soma Smoothie frame.
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Whoa, too hipster for my taste. And your definition of slow is my top speed.

So, I placed two seperate orders from Wiggle. One on the 24th of March and one on the 2nd of April. (Long story.)

Alphamale received his swag from them today and he ordered his stuff after I did. What gives, Canada Post!
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^ I ordered from Wiggle on Saturday night March 30th.

I was hoping for delivery today but I've been staring at this....

2013/04/04 17:25 VANCOUVER International item arrived in Canada and will be reviewed by Customs
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anyone joining triple crown for heart this year?
A yearly ride to cycle up Seymour, Grouse and Cypress in one day and raise money for the BC Children's Hospital Foundation

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I was hoping for delivery today but I've been staring at this....

2013/04/04 17:25 VANCOUVER International item arrived in Canada and will be reviewed by Customs
Did you pay for the tracking? (I chose free delivery.)
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How did you get a tracking number with free delivery? Do you have to order a certain dollar amount?
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Yea... I always order the minimum amount for free delivery, and free delivery does include tracking. And it's sent International Priority....

I clued in after my first wiggle order. I was considering paying to upgrade to "front of the queue" and tracking or whatever... Seems to me it's a bit of a cash grab.

But yea, wiggle includes tracking for the free shipping and it's damn fast.

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Threshold for Free Delivery is $80.00 canadian
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My second order was $86.99 but I didn't get a tracking number. Man, I'm getting biffed.
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... i dunno bro.

I've made two orders. one was $122, and one was $83.

Both included free ship via priority and both had tracking.
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I don't think I'll be doing that event, but hopefully will man up one of these days and do that ride

You planning on doing it?

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I plan to ride the Triple Crown this year..

As for fenders, there's a few options, some listed by other members already.

Some others are: Axiom
Fenders Products Axiom Performance Gear
I have a set of these, but older model, on one of my road bikes. Works great because it can be easily snapped on and off if the weather is dry. I think they're availabe for sale at Sports Junkies for around $17. Really reasonable deal.
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CLOUDBURST FULL COVER FENDER SETS - Fenders
These come in different widths, pick what you require. I got a set of these for my cyclocross bike, since the tires a bit wider (700c x 32) and they already have the lower flap to keep off most of the spray.
Avenir Clip On Fenders:
http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Clip-On-Fenders-Black-700c/dp/B002KVOU4Y I also have a set of these, definitely more flimsy than other fenders, but will do in a pinch.

Or you can go higher end with some hammered fenders..
VO Hammered 45mm Fenders 700c
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My second order was $86.99 but I didn't get a tracking number. Man, I'm getting biffed.
Yeah I ordered on the 24th, got my order on the 28th.

The free shipping should have come with a tracking number for ParcelForce aka British Post, check your email for a link to metapack.com (its some third party universal tracking site that Wiggle uses). That tracking number will work on the Canada Post site.
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