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by Robgrant
Thu May 07, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Peter
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: Peter

Thanks Martin- great idea!
by Robgrant
Mon May 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Where to get Repairs During Covid
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Where to get Repairs During Covid

Depends on what you mean doesn't fit: 1) It has the wrong freehub body- ie you have a Shimano cassette but an SRAM XD freehub. That needs either a new free hub or new cassette. Free hub is specific for the hub you have. 2) The cassette goes on, but it is loose. This means all the splines match up, b...
by Robgrant
Fri May 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Gravel ride "with friends" (but actually solo)
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Gravel ride "with friends" (but actually solo)

Great idea Claire and thanks for this. I'll send you an email for the GPX file.
Rob
by Robgrant
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Ride Planning
Topic: Zwift ride and/or coffee?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Zwift ride and/or coffee?

I'll try another Zwift ride. I have followed you and will look for an invitation. Though if no-one else is going to join, don't get up early on my account.
Rob
by Robgrant
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Distancing when exercising (it's more than two metres)
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Distancing when exercising (it's more than two metres)

That is if you don't sneeze or cough. According to recent research done at MIT, your cough will transmit droplets ~6m while your sneeze ~8m. If you want to buy one of these cameras to do your own research on snot rocket generated turbulent gas clouds while travelling at 30km/h, I can hook you up. It...
by Robgrant
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Just in case
Replies: 20
Views: 1409

Re: Just in case

If you aren’t working or things are just tight and you run out of food, please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message, text, call. I will be more than happy to share what food I have. We will never speak about it again. I will drop and go...
by Robgrant
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Fairfield Starbucks
Replies: 33
Views: 3964

Re: Fairfield Starbucks

For the 5 times a year I do the Sunday ride, I don't really care but wanted to point out a couple of things if you've never been to the marina cafe. Access to the cafe is via wooden stairs, concrete stairs or a concrete ramp. All you slippery plastic cleat wearing folk may have a tough time navigati...
by Robgrant
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Victoria ranked most bike-friendly city in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Victoria ranked most bike-friendly city in Canada

Interesting, that's what they do in the Netherlands on back country roads. Richardson is BUSY and not the kind of street it would work on. Feedback sent.
by Robgrant
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Cyclocross & Gravel
Topic: Oct 27 - Canada Cup Trail
Replies: 12
Views: 1435

Re: Oct 27 - Canada Cup Trail

I might join you but have to be home by 10. I took a look and 48km- Ron did it 2:25, so doable as long as we don't dawdle.
Rob
by Robgrant
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: Ridley X-Fire disc Cross bike for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Ridley X-Fire disc Cross bike for sale

Cross is coming-52cm frame, which fits big from the land of giants (more like a big 54cm fits from ~5'8"- 5'11"). Upgrades include Ultegra 11sp hydraulic + Stan's no tubes wheels Wondering what all the crossers are doing? Listed on UsedVic @ $1750- TS friendly price $1550 https://www.usedvictoria.co...
by Robgrant
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Air compressor for bike tires?
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Air compressor for bike tires?

There is always a sale on at Canadian Tire. The larger the capacity, the more tires you can do without the pump turning back on in the midst of trying to seat your tubeless tires. I have a one gallon compressor, which sometimes I find limiting. There is also often on sale a schrader + presta inflato...
by Robgrant
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Eco Underground parking for bikes
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

How does it handle unicycles?

Looks cool, but suspect there might be some local engineering hurdles. Doesn't look like they have built many (1/2 dozen?), but bleeding edge hasn't stopped the City of Victoria before. Is the lack of secure covered parking keeping people off their bikes?
by Robgrant
Mon May 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: TripleShot Cycling
Topic: Goose/Lochside/E&N Safety PSA
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: Goose/Lochside/E&N Safety PSA

Slow down out there on the Goose. This past Sunday, my wife and 4 friends were riding on the Goose and were passed by the TS Sunday ride. She was squeezed right when a TS rider shot through the gap while another rider was passing her (ie, there was someone passing her on the left, then another rider...
by Robgrant
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What the future gravel bike looks like?
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: What the future gravel bike looks like?

Add the lefty from the Slate- unfortunately they don't sell that alone.
Wonder what it would be like on a cross course?
by Robgrant
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Tripleshot Classified Ads
Topic: 2011 Rocky Mountain Altitude 90- medium
Replies: 1
Views: 688

2011 Rocky Mountain Altitude 90- medium

I know this is a mostly road riding crew, but switching it up and riding trails is fun. Conditions out at Mount Work are perfect right now. Nimble, quick and light. Carbon frame, 140mm travel both ends. Shimano XT and high end Race Face components. On UsedVic for $1400, $1150 for TS members. https:/...
by Robgrant
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Recommendations for a new bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: Recommendations for a new bike

My wife has the Trek Checkpoint and it's a great bike, though you will have to buy the frame and do a custom build for Di2. Lot's of room for big tires, or skinny ones. For the Cross Fondo she rode 38mm knobbies and didn't flat. Not quite as light as your Domane, but loads more clearance and many bo...
by Robgrant
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: World's fastest cyclist
Replies: 0
Views: 806

World's fastest cyclist

The WSJ did a documentary about Denise Mueller-Korenek's record setting 184 mph ride in September last year. When you have 20 minutes- absolutely crazy.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/184-mph-on ... 8?mod=e2tw