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RFD Cycling Thread [OFFICIAL]

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RastaManMax wrote:
Nov 24th, 2017 3:09 pm
Damn I thought it was on the wheels but it's only on the rims when I checked. Oh well, don't need to spend any more $ on bike parts.
oh damn, wow.......<red faced>

Probably more than a few people misinterpreted this sale as on wheels not rims.
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2015 Giant Roam 2 vs 2017/18 Trek Marlin 6

Roam listed for $450, Marlin for $300

thinking of purchasing for my daughter who's out grown the Giant Areva.
mostly paved/light trails...
thoughts?
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Mmmm
Now I'm down to 2015 Giant Tempt 3 vs 2017 Trek Marlin 6
Opinions?
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Looking to get my first trainer; any thoughts on this model at MEC? Seems well reviewed and similar to the well-recommended Cycleops Fluid 2.
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5044-646/Tuno-Fluid-Ritmo

Alternatively, there's the faithful Cycleops for a few dollars more... Apparently this is an all-time low price on Camel Camel Camel
https://www.amazon.ca/CycleOps-9904-Flu ... KDG89SXV4Y
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You should try to get a smart trainer as it is way more immersive especially when using with zwift.
Quite a few of us both this:
tacx-t2180-vortex-smart-trainer-cycling ... o-1808271/

I have been pretty happy with it, using mine for over two years now.

differing wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 9:21 pm
Looking to get my first trainer; any thoughts on this model at MEC? Seems well reviewed and similar to the well-recommended Cycleops Fluid 2.
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5044-646/Tuno-Fluid-Ritmo

Alternatively, there's the faithful Cycleops for a few dollars more... Apparently this is an all-time low price on Camel Camel Camel
https://www.amazon.ca/CycleOps-9904-Flu ... KDG89SXV4Y
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I had an old basic resistance trainer I never used and bought a used smart trainer. I use it 3/4 times a week now, way more immersive for using an app like Zwift or SufferFest.

Check Kijiji, see if people got a new smart trainer for christmas and are selling their old one.
differing wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 9:21 pm
Looking to get my first trainer; any thoughts on this model at MEC? Seems well reviewed and similar to the well-recommended Cycleops Fluid 2.
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5044-646/Tuno-Fluid-Ritmo

Alternatively, there's the faithful Cycleops for a few dollars more... Apparently this is an all-time low price on Camel Camel Camel
https://www.amazon.ca/CycleOps-9904-Flu ... KDG89SXV4Y
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differing wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 9:21 pm
Looking to get my first trainer; any thoughts on this model at MEC? Seems well reviewed and similar to the well-recommended Cycleops Fluid 2.
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5044-646/Tuno-Fluid-Ritmo

Alternatively, there's the faithful Cycleops for a few dollars more... Apparently this is an all-time low price on Camel Camel Camel
https://www.amazon.ca/CycleOps-9904-Flu ... KDG89SXV4Y
The cycleops is a bit cheaper at Brown Sports

https://www.brownssports.com/home/674-c ... ainer.html
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I rusted my gear and gear chain. Is there anything I can do aside from spraying it with oil everytime I depart? It's really make it tiring to pedal. I am no longer traveling at the speed of light.
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Poppwl wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 2:09 am
I rusted my gear and gear chain. Is there anything I can do aside from spraying it with oil everytime I depart? It's really make it tiring to pedal. I am no longer traveling at the speed of light.
It sounds like replacement of all parts might be necessary. Take it to a qualified mechanic and get input. From the brief description you might have an issue in some bearings as well.
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Poppwl wrote:
Jan 14th, 2018 8:06 am
It's still ridable!
oil it the night before at least. look on youtube how to oil chain

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