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Old 04-17-2018, 10:03 AM   #7676
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It's not the same as riding outdoor, tried it out not first me.

On another note, manufacturers are putting power meters in the top tier bikes. Giant comes with shimano, and specialized comes with a rebranded 4i.

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^it's going to kill other companies who are trying to come out with better Power meters.

Then again, those top end clients, will most likely get Garmin PM pedals; this way you don't need to put them on all bikes.
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Anyone know where I can get a cardboard box to ship a bike? Preferably free or really cheap?

Also, anyone have experience shipping a bike as checked luggage on Air Canada? How was your experience? Thanks!
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First thing that comes to mind, bike store? They must have lots after they build them up.
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Also, anyone have experience shipping a bike as checked luggage on Air Canada? How was your experience? Thanks!
Call ahead at a bike store and im sure they can hold one for you. Most of the time the techs would smash it up before throwing it in the recycling.
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Just curious about a bike I saw on Facebook. Trek SL 1000 road bike 50cm.

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Carbon fork
Bontrager Affinity Saddle
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Wheels Shimano WH-R500
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Shimano tiagra left and right briftera
Bontrager sport 40cm dropbars

Mostly looking for a summer commuter bike from baby to downtown and summer city riding. I don't know too much about road bikes, not sure how a bike with 9 gears would hold up with hills.
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^ it's fine, besides, you have the triple ring on the front.
And the more you ride it, the stronger you'll be.
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lf a recommendation on a second bike for commuting...few hundred bucks if possible ...don't know what to look for in a used one
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:05 AM   #7685
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Same, looking for a cheap bike

Some good deals on CL but needs some TLC and some are priced like if they were s2ks
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Mostly looking for a summer commuter bike from baby to downtown and summer city riding. I don't know too much about road bikes, not sure how a bike with 9 gears would hold up with hills.
I have an 8-speed and it does just fine. You won't need the 9th or 10th gears unless you're Lance Armstrong or something.
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I was going to get one, but it'll be a mountain bike / commuter. i want to be able to ride when it's semi wet + snow during winter and skinny tires just ain't gonig to cut it.
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Same, looking for a cheap bike

Some good deals on CL but needs some TLC and some are priced like if they were s2ks
trek aluminum is under $500
don't see a point of buying used if you can't pick size/colour just to save maybe $150
gonna swing by after work for a test ride

https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/b...colorCode=grey
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trek aluminum is under $500
don't see a point of buying used if you can't pick size/colour just to save maybe $150
gonna swing by after work for a test ride

https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/b...colorCode=grey
Yep, I need a trail bike for me and disc brakes would be nice.

3km x 100m elevation gain by my place
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:33 PM   #7690
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Just curious about a bike I saw on Facebook. Trek SL 1000 road bike 50cm.
If you're still looking and haven't bought, this is a pretty decent pickup, assuming everything checks out. I think it is listed at $100 less than the Trek SL 1000 you were looking at. Similar size too at 51 cm. Hideous looking handlebar, not sure if it is camera angle, but that' a simple fix. Hard to find a carbon frame bike with 105 for close to this price.

Cannondale Six, carbon frame, shimano 105, $600. Update - Woooops, it's gone or sold.
https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/...575017034.html



Or one more, Trek Touring 720, alum frame, disc, shimano 105, $500
https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rch/...578349813.html
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I've previously owned one for a short while. It was pretty nice, quick and nimble and lightweight. Sold it to a friend, and he still likes riding it every now and then. It's basically a road bike, but with flat bars.
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I went against getting that bike since I'm not very knowledgeable with hike parts and can't tell if bike parts are new or very used.

I've been looking at two bikes one from Bike Doctor $519.99

Norco VFR 4

other from Sport Junkie $639.99

Rocky Mountain RC

I'm kinda torn, I do like the Rocky Mountain bike, since it does have a more touring frame and is up gradable, but the Norco is cheaper and functions well for city commuting in the summer. Any feedback?
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I went against getting that bike since I'm not very knowledgeable with hike parts and can't tell if bike parts are new or very used.

I've been looking at two bikes one from Bike Doctor $519.99

Norco VFR 4

other from Sport Junkie $639.99

Rocky Mountain RC

I'm kinda torn, I do like the Rocky Mountain bike, since it does have a more touring frame and is up gradable, but the Norco is cheaper and functions well for city commuting in the summer. Any feedback?
I think you should just get the Rocky Mountain then, since it sounds like you already like it more. I would get a new stem though, every one of those adjustable stems I've had, they either end up creaking or you can feel play in it when you're torque'ing it up a hill.
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came across this today, made by giant, kinda of a weird mish-mash of parts (mtb with hybrid wheels) and only one size but an incredible value

medium aluminum frame, suntour nex 6cm suspension fork, tektro discs, altus rear, tourney front

95% assembled online, you have to install handle bars and pedals, or find it fully-assembled in-store (they were assembled fine at the Willingdon location it seems, I know big boxes usually have a bad rep)

https://www.costco.ca/Northrock-CTM-...100383740.html
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For the rare times where you have to transport your road bikes (eg. to a fondo, race, or ride), what's the best bike rack that you have used and would highly recommend? I heard that the traditional kind where it is clamped and held by the top tube is not a good idea because it puts too much pressure and stress on the frame which means it has to be the rear hitch platform style that clamps it down by the wheels (would same reasoning be true if you have carbon wheels?). Thule, Yakima, and now I'm seeing the Kuat more ... some can get real $$$!
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medium aluminum frame, suntour nex 6cm suspension fork, tektro discs, altus rear, tourney front

95% assembled online, you have to install handle bars and pedals, or find it fully-assembled in-store (they were assembled fine at the Willingdon location it seems, I know big boxes usually have a bad rep)

https://www.costco.ca/Northrock-CTM-...100383740.html
I think there was a decent thread on RFD regarding this bike.
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For the rare times where you have to transport your road bikes (eg. to a fondo, race, or ride), what's the best bike rack that you have used and would highly recommend? I heard that the traditional kind where it is clamped and held by the top tube is not a good idea because it puts too much pressure and stress on the frame which means it has to be the rear hitch platform style that clamps it down by the wheels (would same reasoning be true if you have carbon wheels?). Thule, Yakima, and now I'm seeing the Kuat more ... some can get real $$$!
Yes, a hitch tray style rack on the back is the best, but the costliest. Either a Thule T2 or Yakima Holdup or Kuat NV or Sherpa. But yes, $800 for the Kuat, and not to mention the price of a hitch if your vehicle allows for one. I have a roof rack, and use a fork mounted Thule Circuit and also a Yakima Forklift. Both are fine and secure, but I like the Thule's clamp a little more. I'm also on the look out for a RockyMounts Jetline or Tierod, just because I want to test it out.
I also have a hitch on my other vehicle and use a Yakima Highlite, which is really good, as it's lightweight yet secure. But if you're moving mountain bikes or non-traditional frames without a horizontal top tube, it can get tricky (or then you have to use frame adapters)..hence why the tray style rack is best in that case. Clamping down by the wheels is fine. My coach has a Thule T2 XT, with the add-on, so he carried 4 carbon bikes with carbon wheels down to Walla Walla & back with no issues. Good luck on your search!

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